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Pimento Cheese Stuffed Peppers for #SundaySupper

Pimento Cheese Stuffed Peppers | Magnolia Days

Summer ends and kicks off party food season. There are tailgating, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s gatherings to have. Some weddings, baby showers, and birthdays could get squeezed in between them too. All those events are what brighten up fall and winter. My eyes light up when I walk into a room and see tantalizing trays of food lined up and ready to be devoured. One that I would go to first is Pimento Cheese Stuffed Peppers.

Party preparation can get a little overwhelming. Being able to do some things in advance helps greatly. Pimento cheese can be made days ahead and it even tastes better when you do. Some chilling time in the fridge does wonders. Then all you have to do on the day you make it is get the peppers ready by cutting them in half, seeding, and removing the ribs. Fill each half with pimento cheese and put them on a platter. It is easy peasy.

Pimento Cheese Stuffed Peppers | Magnolia Days

Which peppers to use? There are so many choices. Mini bell peppers are colorful which makes the tray bright and cheery. Jalapeños are fantastic for those who like a kick of heat. Serrano peppers are not quite as hot as jalapeños and their size makes mini bites. Sweet cherry peppers, either jarred or fresh, are also pimentos. I used the jarred ones because I like the extra flavor from the vinegar they are packed with. My tray has a mix of all the peppers to give a variety of color, texture, spice, and flavor.

Pimento Cheese Stuffed Peppers | Magnolia Days

A few words about pimento cheese: Do not buy it from the store. Just don’t and trust me on that. Take the time to make it from scratch. Also take the time to grate the cheese. It does make all the difference. How much mayonnaise you use will make it creamier or “drier” in a sense. This recipe has more mayo than what I used for a Grilled Pimento Cheese Sandwich or Pimento Cheese Balls. I wanted it to be a little more spreadable to go in the peppers.

Pimento Cheese Stuffed Peppers | Magnolia Days

Are you ready for party food season? Sunday Supper contributors are sharing recipes for tantalizing trays that will make your celebration a tasty one. Scroll down to find the list and links to each. There are so many great ones to make. Special thanks to Conni of The Foodie Army Wife for hosting the event.

Also try these ham and cream cheese roll ups!

Pimento Cheese Stuffed Peppers | Magnolia Days
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Pimento Cheese Stuffed Peppers

Make Pimento Cheese Stuffed Peppers for your next celebration. They are made using a recipe for homemade pimento cheese and fresh or jarred peppers.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Total Time 3 hours 30 minutes
Author Renee


  • 1/4 cup cream cheese at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon grated onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 to 3 drops Tabasco sauce
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of fresh ground pepper
  • 2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded Pepper Jack cheese
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 jar chopped pimentos 4 ounces, drained
  • 10 to 20 assorted peppers such as jarred sweet cherry peppers or fresh jalapeño serrano, or mini bell peppers


  1. In the bowl of a food processor fitted with a knife blade, process cream cheese, mayonnaise, onion, garlic powder, Tabasco sauce, salt, and pepper until smooth.
  2. Add the shredded cheeses and pimentos and pulse to combine. Do not over-process. Transfer pimento cheese to a bowl and stir if needed to combine ingredients thoroughly. Cover and chill for at least 3 hours.
  3. Slice peppers in half horizontially and remove ribs and seeds. Fill pepper halves with pimento cheese.

Recipe Notes

Make Pimento Cheese Stuffed Peppers for your next celebration. They are made using a recipe for homemade pimento cheese and fresh or jarred peppers.

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Recipe Rating


Sunday 7th of September 2014

Pimento cheese is the best and you are absolutely right to insist on homemade, Renee. I love your colorful filled peppers!


Saturday 13th of September 2014

Thanks Stacy!

Marjory @ Dinner-Mom

Tuesday 2nd of September 2014

You are the queen of pimento treats Renee. Every time you post one I start to crave it! Delish!


Saturday 6th of September 2014

Oh thank Marjory, I never thought of being the pimento cheese queen. I sure do love it though.


Tuesday 2nd of September 2014

Those are gorgeous photos! And I'm so like you... when I see trays of finger foods and party food, I get so excited. What tastes await me? Which one will be my favorite?!


Saturday 6th of September 2014

Thank Karli and aside from the people, the food is my favorite at any party.

Tammi @Momma's Meals

Tuesday 2nd of September 2014

Wow Renee, these look divine! I bet these would go fast at any get together.


Saturday 6th of September 2014

They sure went fast at my house. Very fast indeed.


Tuesday 2nd of September 2014

I was born ready for party food season! Absolutely LOVE pimento cheese--this recipe has stolen my heart. Lovely share!


Saturday 6th of September 2014

Thanks so much Ala