EatingWell’s Pimiento Cheese

September/October 2009

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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!

"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...

Makes: 1 1/2 cups

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  • 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
  • Hot sauce to taste (optional)


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

Tips & Notes

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


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.

Exchanges: 1 fat

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