This delicious pimento cheese recipe with celery is quick and so easy to make! Minimal ingredients and of course keto!
We are all about the savory, cheesy goodness that this pimento cheese recipe provides. It’s got everything you could ever want for in a keto appetizer!
What’s not to like about pimento cheese? It’s cheesey and creamy goodness. High in fat, low in carbs which makes it perfect for a keto diet!
Spread it on your favorite low carb vegetables! Today we decided to spread it on celery. It’s one of our favorite ways to eat celery and get in some extra fat to help us hit our macros!
Another great way to eating celery on a keto diet is to add some cream cheese, Neufchâtel cream cheese, or your favorite nut butter!
What is pimento cheese made of?
We put a spin on a traditional pimento cheese recipe. We spiced it up and added cream cheese and 2 types of cheese to make it extra creamy and cheesy!
- cream cheese
- heavy whipping cream
- lemon juice
- onion powder
- garlic powder
- black pepper
- cayenne pepper
- white cheddar
- yellow cheddar
How long does homemade pimento cheese last?
Homemade pimento cheese typically lasts for 5 to 7 days. But if you’re on a keto diet and love cheese, it might get eaten before then!
Where was pimento cheese first made?
When I think of Pimento Cheese, I always think of the south. After a little research I sorry to say we’ve all been misled! Pimento cheese was actually first made in New York back in the early 1900’s!
You heard me right. Pimento cheese wasn’t born in the south! Instead pimento cheese came about right after cream cheese was invented based off French Neufchâtel.
What is palmetto cheese?
Palmetto Cheese is actually a brand of Pimento Cheese. Originating in South Carolina, this pimento cheese is made with real Wisconsin sharp cheddar cheese. It can be found in many super markets.
One reason we love pimento cheese is because it’s so versatile! Use our keto bread recipe to make a pimento cheese sandwich.
Pimento cheese makes for a great keto appetizer! Perfect for your next pot luck party!
Other Low Carb Appetizers for Pot Luck Parties
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Pimento Cheese Recipe with Celery
- 6 ounces cream cheese at room temperature
- 1 cup mayo
- 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
- 2 1/2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
- 1 1/2 teaspoons onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 pinch cayenne pepper
- 6 ounces freshly-shredded white cheddar
- 6 ounces freshly-shredded yellow cheddar
- 3/4 cup drained and finely chopped pimentos
- 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley for garnish
- 10 large stalks celery for serving
Use a handheld electric mixer to beat together the cream cheese, mayo, heavy whipping cream,
lemon juice, onion powder, garlic powder, black pepper, and cayenne pepper in a large bowl.
Stir in the shredded white cheddar, shredded yellow cheddar, and pimentos.
Transfer to a serving dish and sprinkle the parsley on top.
Spoon the pimento cheese into the celery sticks, or use the celery as dippers.