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Classic Pimiento Cheese

Flashback: We lightened up the original that ran in August 2001 and got 35% fewer calories and 45% fewer fat grams!

This recipe goes with Potato Skins

Southern Living AUGUST 2012

  • Yield: Makes about 3 cups


  • 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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 43
  • Fat: 3.3g
  • Saturated fat: 1.6g
  • Protein: 2.4g
  • Carbohydrate: 0.7g
  • Cholesterol: 8mg
  • Sodium: 113mg
  • Calcium: 68mg

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