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 for an appetizer or as a sandwich spread for lunch!

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, September/October 2009

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Recipe Summary

total:
15 mins
Servings:
12
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Ingredients

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Directions

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

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Tips

Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Facts

93 calories; protein 4g 8% DV; carbohydrates 7.8g 3% DV; exchange other carbs 0.5; dietary fiber 0.7g 3% DV; sugars 1.7g; fat 5g 8% DV; saturated fat 2.3g 11% DV; cholesterol 10.5mg 4% DV; vitamin a iu 374IU 8% DV; vitamin c 7mg 12% DV; folate 4.6mcg 1% DV; calcium 102.1mg 10% DV; iron 0.4mg 2% DV; magnesium 6.6mg 2% DV; potassium 39.4mg 1% DV; sodium 209mg 8% DV; thiaminmg 3% DV; added sugar 1g.

Reviews (6)

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6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
08/08/2012
Healthy alternative to the mayo - plain Greek Yogurt Pimento Cheese is something I grew up on in the South. However trying to watch my intake of empty calories I wanted to find a way to make this comfort food without the extra calories. I used plain Greek Yogurt and could not tell the difference in taste or satisfaction. Great on bread and stuffed into celery! Pros: Southern Tradition and Staple! Cons: High in fat and calories from mayo Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/13/2012
Wow!! I just made this today and it was great. I was worried about low-fat mayo and low-fat cheese tasting yucky but the pimiento over powers and it tastes great. Will definitely make this again. Pros: Great tasting. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
02/29/2012
I've only had Pimento Cheese heated. Place on low-calorie bread and stick it in a heated oven for a few minutes. Trust me delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
This recipe is great. The only thing I did different was used 1 3/4 cup of cheese 1/4c of mayo and the 4 oz jar of pimientos. This is so quick and easy and very flavorful. Enjoyed a lot thank you! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I love this recipe and have made it many times. I usually blend 2T nayonnaise (I just don't like the taste of regular mayo) with 1/2 c low fat cottage cheese because I really don't care for that much mayo. I've also substituted finely diced red onion for the scallion. Great! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2011
Very good with green olives This is also very good using pimento stuffed green olives instead of pimentos. Read More
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