Light Pimiento Cheese-Stuffed Celery

This pimiento cheese recipe is not only super easy, but it's a little easier on the waistline, thanks to light mayonnaise and reduced-fat Cheddar cheese.

 

Yield:

Makes about 3 cups pimiento cheese (serving size: 4-inch piece of celery with 1 tablespoon pimiento cheese)

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Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 54
Caloriesfromfat 68 %
Fat 4.1 g
Satfat 1.8 g
Monofat 0.0 g
Polyfat 0.0 g
Protein 2.5 g
Carbohydrate 1.5 g
Fiber 0.4 g
Cholesterol 9 mg
Iron 0.1 mg
Sodium 147 mg
Calcium 75 mg

Ingredients

1 1/4 cups light mayonnaise
1 (4-ounce) jar diced pimiento, drained
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon finely grated onion
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
2 (8-ounce) blocks 2% reduced-fat sharp Cheddar cheese, finely shredded
6 celery ribs, cut into 4-inch pieces
Garnish: paprika

Preparation

Stir together light mayonnaise and next 4 ingredients in a medium bowl. Stir in cheese.

Spread 1 tablespoon cheese mixture into each celery rib. Garnish, if desired.

Note: Store remaining pimiento cheese mixture in an airtight container in refrigerator up to 1 week.

Note:

Don't be tempted to use preshredded cheese. It takes a few more minutes to shred your own, but you'll be much more pleased with the creamy texture.

June 2005