EatingWell's Pimiento Cheese

EatingWell's Pimiento Cheese

6 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, 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 for an appetizer or as a sandwich spread for lunch!

Ingredients 12 servings

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  • 1½ cups shredded reduced-fat sharp Cheddar cheese
  • ¼ cup low-fat mayonnaise
  • 1 4-ounce jar sliced pimientos, drained and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons minced scallions
  • Hot sauce to taste (optional)


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  1. Combine cheese, mayonnaise, pimientos, scallions and hot sauce (if using) in a medium bowl.
  • Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 2 tablespoons
  • Per serving: 93 calories; 5 g fat(2 g sat); 1 g fiber; 8 g carbohydrates; 4 g protein; 5 mcg folate; 11 mg cholesterol; 2 g sugars; 1 g added sugars; 374 IU vitamin A; 7 mg vitamin C; 102 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 209 mg sodium; 39 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: ½
  • Exchanges: ½ starch, 1 fat

Reviews 6

August 08, 2012
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By: EatingWell User
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
March 12, 2012
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By: EatingWell User
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.
February 29, 2012
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By: EatingWell User
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!
January 02, 2011
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By: Karla Meehan
Very good with green olives This is also very good using pimento stuffed green olives instead of pimentos.
August 15, 2010
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By: bethramage
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!
March 02, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
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!
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