Pimiento Cheese-Stuffed Pickled Okra


We combined two of the South's favorite foods to make this savory Pimiento Cheese-Stuffed Pickled Okra appetizer.

Pimiento Cheese-Stuffed Pickled Okra
Two Southern favorites come together to create one delicious recipe. Photo: Hector Sanchez
4 cups


  • 4 cups (1 lb.) shredded Cheddar cheese

  • 1 (7-oz.) jar diced pimiento

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise

  • 1 tablespoon minced bread-and-butter pickles

  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1 garlic clove, minced

  • 1 teaspoon ground red pepper

  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

  • 2 dashes of hot sauce

  • Pickled okra pods

  • Garnish: smoked paprika


  1. Stir together shredded Cheddar cheese, pimiento, mayonnaise, pickles, Dijon mustard, kosher salt, garlic, ground red pepper, lemon juice, and hot sauce.

  2. To serve: Cut desired amount of pickled okra pods in half lengthwise. Gently scoop out seeds. Spoon pimiento cheese into okra halves. Garnish, if desired.

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