EatingWell’s Pimiento Cheese

EatingWell’s Pimiento Cheese

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!

From EatingWell: September/October 2009
Yield: 1 1/2 cups
Active Time: 15
Total Time: 15


  1. 1 1/2 cups shredded reduced-fat sharp Cheddar cheese
  2. 1/4 cup low-fat mayonnaise
  3. 1 4-ounce jar sliced pimientos, drained and chopped
  4. 2 tablespoons minced scallions
  5. 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: 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.

Nutrition Bonus:

Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 1 fat