Skinny Pimento Cheese Spread

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Next time you are in the grocery store, pick up a container of Pimento Cheese Spread and count the number of ingredients.  My count was 36 ingredients, half of which I had never heard of.  Scary!  I loved this sandwich spread as a kid but now know the commercially made kind is full of fat and other unhealthy ingredients. This recipe is low calorie, low fat and still has the yummy cheese spread taste.

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Skinny Pimento Cheese Spread

Skinny Pimento Cheese Spread

Yields: 3 cups | Serving size: 2 tablespoons | Calories: 55 | Total Fat: 4 g | Saturated Fats: 2 g | Trans Fats: 0 g | Cholesterol: 12 mg | Sodium: 131 mg | Carbohydrates: 1 g | Dietary fiber: 0 g | Sugars: 1 g | Protein: 4 g | SmartPoints (Freestyle): 2 |

Ingredients

  • 2 cups reduced fat cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 green onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, fat free (low-fat will work as well)
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt, fat free
  • 1 (4 ounce) jar diced pimentos, drained
  • 1 small jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Kosher or sea salt to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor and pulse until well combined. Or, use an electric mixer and beat until creamy. Add spread to a glass covered container and refrigerate until ready to eat.
  2. Pimento cheese spread tastes great as a sandwich spread, dip, on burgers, wheat crackers and even on homemade pizza.
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6 Comments on "Skinny Pimento Cheese Spread"

  1. LynneD  April 11, 2017

    This is a wonderful spread, Absolutely Delicious! In addition to having with crackers for snacks, I plan to stuff jalapenos and grill them for family on Easter – Yummy!

    Reply
    • Gale Compton  April 11, 2017

      Lynne, Thank you for the feedback Great tip on the stuffed jalapeños…yum! 🙂

      Reply
  2. Chrissy  May 27, 2017

    Hi! Thank you so much for this!! Do you happen to know how long this will last in the fridge? Thank you, again!

    Reply
    • Emilia Horn  May 27, 2017

      You’re welcome, Chrissy! It should last at least a few days.

      Reply
  3. mary  March 26, 2018

    I made this tonight & it’s delicious. I put the recipe into the Weight Watchers website, though, and it calculates this recipe is 3 points for 2 Tbsp servings.

    Reply
    • Nichole Furlong  March 27, 2018

      Hi Mary! The SmartPoints for this recipe were originally from the old program. I have just updated the SmartPoints to the new Freestyle program, the recipe is now 2 points. I noticed the yield for the recipe was a little off, so I updated the nutritional information!

      Reply

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