Baked Pimento Cheese Dip With BBQ Sauce
This sweet and savory appetizer is an elevated take on a traditional pimento cheese dip. The recipe features a blend of extra sharp cheddar, monterey jack and cream cheeses blended together with dice pimentos.
About this Recipe
By: Demond Mullen
Football season is well underway, and basketball season is just around the corner. With in-person game-day celebrations and tailgates back on the schedule, it’s essential to get your hands on some stellar recipes perfect for your party menu. Lucky for you, SWEEETHEAT is here to help you craft delicious appetizers, snacks, and desserts fit for all sports lovers. And if you’re looking for a recipe that will be the MVP of your game-day spread, look no further than our Baked Pimento Cheese Dip made with SWEEETHEAT’s Kansas City Classic BBQ Sauce.
This sweet and savory appetizer is an elevated take on a traditional pimento cheese dip. The recipe features a blend of extra sharp cheddar, monterey jack and cream cheeses blended together with dice pimentos. At SWEEETHEAT, we take this dip to the next level by adding one of SWEEETHEAT’s top-selling bbq sauces, Kansas City Classic, and a touch of our SWEEETHEAT Southern BBQ Spice Blend. These two special ingredients add a sweet but subtle punch of flavor that you are sure to enjoy. Finish this dish by baking it in a bread bowl until it’s bubbly, and serving it hot alongside crackers, tortilla chips, or your favorite mix of raw veggies.
Trust us when we say that this recipe will be a fan-favorite for any sporting event or celebratory gatherings throughout the year. Check out the recipe below.
About SWEEETHEAT Kansas City Classic
This dish isn’t complete without SWEEETHEAT Kansas City Classic BBQ sauce! Known as the Barbecue Capital of North America, Kansas City is the place that has served as inspiration for this crave-worthy savory but sweet BBQ sauce. The spiciness of chili powders, paprika and pepper meets the sweetness of honey and whole peeled tomatoes to leave your mouth watering for more.
If you are looking for other game-day worthy recipes made with SWEEETHEAT products, be sure to check out:
- 8 Ounces Cream Cheese (Softened)
- 1 ¼ Cup Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese
- 1 ¼ Cup Monterey Jack Cheese
- ½ Cup Mayonnaise
- ¼ Cup SWEEETHEAT Kansas City Classic
- 1 Tablespoon SWEEETHEAT Southern BBQ Blend
- 1 (4 ounce) Jar Diced Pimentos Drained
- 1 Loaf Boule Bread
Step by Step Instructions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Add cream cheese, extra sharp cheddar cheese, monterey jack cheese, SWEEETHEAT Kansas City Classic BBQ Sauce, SWEEETHEAT Southern BBQ Blend, and diced pimentos to the bowl of a standing mixer. Mix on medium speed until well combined.
Using a serrated knife make a straight cut across the top of the boule loaf (approximately 1 inch from the top). Use a spoon or knife to hollow out the loaf to form a bread bowl, leaving about 1 inch of thickness around the sides. Optional: You may reserve the pieces of bread from hollowing for dipping.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and place the bread bowl in the center of the sheet. Fill bread bowl with pimento cheese dip
Bake for 20 minutes, until bubbly and hot (all the way through). Serve with crackers, tortilla chips, veggies or bread left over from the hollowed loaf.
Optional: Garnish with additional shredded extra sharp cheddar and/or monterey jack cheese and slices of pimento pepper.