Bacon Pimento Cheese Cups

bacon pimento cheese cups

My daughter turned 9 years old last weekend and we invited the family over for cake and ice cream. And, okay, presents too. Because, let’s be real…presents are the only good part about getting older.

Anyway, I did that sneaky thing where I scheduled the party right at 2pm so I wouldn’t be forced to feed anyone lunch or dinner. I like to cook, but you guys, we have a lot of family. Also, I am lazy.

So, there I was, being lazy, when I decided to make a few snacks for our guests. And me, because I like snacks. A lot.

pimento cheese and bacon appetizer recipe

Anyway, I thought I’d keep it low key, but I managed to go all out as one does. These Bacon Pimento Cheese Cups? They were the hit of the party. They were gone in minutes. I made 45 of the cups for 15 people and I am not kidding when I say gone. In minutes. Next time, I’ll double this recipe, because holy cow these are delicious!

My dad insisted that I bring these over a few days later for New Year’s Eve as well. I think he’s obsessed, which is okay with me, because I am too!

pimento cheese appetizer recipe

Pimento cheese is so easy to make and it is seriously a show stopper.

I added bacon to this batch, because you seriously can’t go wrong with bacon. It’s good with a bit of jalapeno in there too, if you like a spicy kick!

Check out my baked pimento cheese recipe. It’s a classic for dunking crackers and chips in. Or, for a real Southern treat, try my grilled pimento cheese sandwich with fried green tomatoes!

Bacon Pimento Cheese Cups

Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 10 minutes Total Time 20 mins
Serves 60 cups     adjust servings

These little cheesy cups are such a great appetizer. Be sure to make at least twice as much as you think you'll need, because people don't stop at just one or two of these little guys! And if you have left over pimento cheese, just spread it on crackers for an easy snack or use it as the filling for the best grilled cheese sandwich you'll ever eat.


  • 4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup freshly grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup freshly grated monterey jack cheese
  • 5 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 3 tablespoons diced pimentos
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 60 frozen pre-baked phyllo cups


  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat together the cream cheese and mayonnaise until well combined.
  2. Beat in the cheddar, monterey jack, bacon, pimentos, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and red pepper flakes. Mix on low until combined.
  3. Remove the phyllo cups from the freezer and fill with about 1 teaspoon of the pimento cheese. Place the cups on a large baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes or until the cheese mixture has melted. Sprinkle with dried parsley if desired.


Disclaimer: The nutrition information presented below is not guaranteed to be accurate.

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 103kcal Calories from fat 50
% Daily Value
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Transfat 0g
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 151mg 6%
Carbohydrate 10g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 0g
Protein 3g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g