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!

pimento cheese in a white ramekin

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?


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.

grated cheddar cheese

Next you need to add your drained diced pimento’s.


grated cheese in a bowl with diced pimentos

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.


grated cheese, bacon, tomatoes and mayo in a glass bowl


and just like that.. the Best Pimento Cheese with Bacon Recipe! So easy!

Serve with chopped vegetables or pork rinds.


keto pimento cheese with bacon in a white bowl



  • 1 pound Sharp Cheddar Cheese, grated
  • 8 ounces Diced pimentos, drained
  • 1/2 cup Mayonnaise
  • 5 slices Thick cut bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 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!


Serving: 10g | Calories: 285kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Sugar: 1g


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