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Bacon Pimento Cheese Cups

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.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword easy appetizer recipes, game day recipes, holiday recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 60 cups
Calories 53kcal


  • 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


  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat together the cream cheese and mayonnaise until well combined.
  • Beat in the cheddar, monterey jack, bacon, pimentos, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and red pepper flakes. Mix on low until combined.
  • 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.


Calories: 53kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 69mg | Potassium: 11mg | Vitamin A: 80IU | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 0.1mg