Pimento Cheese

Pimento Cheese

From EatingWell:  September/October 2009

This Southern favorite is a simple blend of Cheddar, mayonnaise and pimientos. If you like spicy foods, add a few shakes of hot sauce. Serve with crackers or mini pumpernickel bread for an appetizer or as a sandwich spread for lunch.

1 1/2 cups | Active Time: 15 minutes | Total Time: 15 minutes


  • 1 1/2 cups shredded reduced-fat sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup low-fat mayonnaise
  • 1 4-ounce jar sliced pimientos, drained and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons minced scallions (green onions)
  • Hot sauce to taste (optional)


  1. Combine cheese, mayonnaise, pimientos, scallions and hot sauce (if using) in a medium bowl.


Per 2-tablespoon serving : 49 Calories; 3 g Fat; 2 g Sat; 0 g Mono; 9 mg Cholesterol; 2 g Carbohydrates; 3 g Protein; 0 g Fiber; 156 mg Sodium; 18 mg Potassium


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