Jalapeño-Pimiento Cheese

Jalapeño-Pimiento CheeseRecipe
Photo: Erin Adams; Styling: Buffy Hargett

Pickled jalapenos lend a bit of heat to this lighten up Jalapeño-Pimiento Cheese.


Makes about 3 cups

Recipe from

Southern Living

Nutritional Information

Calories 28
Fat 1.8 g
Satfat 1.1 g
Protein 2.3 g
Carbohydrate 0.6 g
Cholesterol 5.9 mg
Sodium 61 mg
Calcium 55 mg


1 1/4 cups low-fat or fat-free Greek yogurt
1 (4-oz.) jar diced pimiento, drained
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon chopped jarred pickled jalapeño peppers, undrained
1 (8-oz.) block 2% reduced-fat extra-sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded
1/2 (8-oz.) block Monterey Jack cheese, shredded


Stir together yogurt, pimiento, cilantro, pickled jalapeño peppers, and 1 Tbsp. liquid from pickled jalapeño peppers. Stir in cheeses.

Note: Nutritional analysis is per Tbsp.