Classic Pimiento Cheese

Classic Pimiento CheeseRecipe
Photo: Erin Adams; Styling: Buffy Hargett
Flashback: We lightened up the original that ran in August 2001 and got 35% fewer calories and 45% fewer fat grams!


Makes about 3 cups

Recipe from

Southern Living

Nutritional Information

Calories 43
Fat 3.3 g
Satfat 1.6 g
Protein 2.4 g
Carbohydrate 0.7 g
Cholesterol 8 mg
Sodium 113 mg
Calcium 68 mg


3/4 cup light mayonnaise
1 (4-oz.) jar diced pimiento, drained
1 teaspoon finely grated onion
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
1 (8-oz.) block 2% reduced-fat extra-sharp Cheddar cheese, finely shredded
1 (8-oz.) block 2% reduced-fat sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded


Stir together mayonnaise, pimiento, onion, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, and ground red pepper. Stir in cheeses.

Note: Nutritional analysis is per Tbsp.