This keto friendly pimento cheese with bacon recipe is an all time classic...whether you're having a cookout or just a snack at home. This perfect low carb, quick and easy recipe is simply the best!
I was raised in the south and that meant lots of Pimento Cheese sandwiches all summer long. My grandpa made the best pimento cheese with sharp cheddar, miracle whip, and diced pimentos. I am changing mine up a bit by using mayo and chopped bacon. Everything is better with bacon, right?
HOW TO MAKE PIMENTO CHEESE WITH BACON
Before you get started you need to cook and crumble your thick cut bacon. I have even used store bought bacon crumbles (don't judge). They were just as good and made this recipe even easier!
Now grate your sharp cheddar cheese into a large bowl.
Next you need to add your drained diced pimento's.
Now just add your mayonnaise and crumbled bacon.
Salt and Pepper to taste and mix well.
You can even add more mayonnaise to achieve desired texture.
and just like that.. the Best Pimento Cheese with Bacon Recipe! So easy!
Serve with chopped vegetables or pork rinds.
Looking for more low carb bacon recipes? Check out my recipe for Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs or Keto Chicken Salad with avocado and bacon!
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Pimento Cheese with Bacon
- 1 pound Sharp Cheddar Cheese, grated
- 8 ounces Diced pimentos, drained
- ½ cup Mayonnaise
- 5 slices Thick cut bacon, cooked and crumbled
- Kosher salt and pepper to taste
- Grate your sharp cheddar cheese in a bowl.
- Add your diced pimentos, mayonnaise and crumbled bacon. Mix well. Add more mayo to achieve the consistency you like.
- Salt and pepper to taste.
- Serve with sliced vegetables, as a sandwich spread, or with pork rinds!
- Grate your own cheese: I much prefer grating my own cheese for this recipe as pre-grated cheeses have a starch coating and it changes the texture of the pimento cheese.
- Sharp or mild cheddar: I prefer sharp cheddar cheese as that is how I was raised. Mild cheddar works just as well, though.
- Miracle Whip or Mayo: I was raised with Miracle Whip in my pimento cheese but that is not something that I keep in my house now. I much prefer Mayo now. Either works!
Nutrition per serving
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Claudia Lamascolo says
My mouth is watering just thinking about the ingredients never had it and cant wait to try this!
This was just delicious! I made it for a part and served it with celery sticks and toast points for those not doing low carb. It was a big hit!
I have been making pimento cheese for years and never thought to put bacon in it! Genius! It was SO good!
This came out so good. It really is the best! I can't stop snacking on it.
sheenam @ thetwincookingproject says
How easy, delicious and fun to make! Totally trying this.