EatingWell’s Pimiento Cheese

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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!

Yield: 1 1/2 cups
Active Time: 15
Total Time: 15


  • 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)


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.


Nutrition Per Serving

calories 49
fat 3 g (2 g sat, 0 g mono)
cholesterol 9 mg
carbohydrates 2 g
protein 3 g
fiber 0 g
sodium 156 mg
potassium 18 mg

Nutrition Bonus

Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges 1 fat

From EatingWell September/October 2009