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May 1, 2019

Lightened Up Pimento Cheese

Written by: Grace Burton, MS, RDN, LDN

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: N/A

Makes: 8 servings


2 cups shredded reduced fat sharp cheddar cheese
¼ cup plain 0% Greek yogurt
¼ cup light olive oil-based mayonnaise
4-ounce jar chopped pimentos, drained
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper


  1. Put all ingredients in a bowl and mix well.

Nutritional Information:

Serving Size:  1/8 of the recipe

Calories: 114, Fat: 9g, Protein: 8g, Carbohydrates: 2g, Fiber: 0g, Sodium: 330mg

Nutrition Tip: Pimento cheese is a southern classic that is typically heavy on the calories and saturated fat. This lightened up version uses nonfat Greek yogurt and light, olive oil-based mayonnaise in place of full-fat mayonnaise which helps to cut down on calories and saturated fat without compromising taste! Enjoy with raw veggies of your choice, whole grain crackers, or put on a sandwich with whole wheat bread.

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