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Light Pimiento Cheese-Stuffed Celery

Prep time 15 mins
Yield Makes about 3 cups pimiento cheese (serving size: 4-inch piece of celery with 1 tablespoon pimiento cheese)
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. 

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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

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

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

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

Cook's Notes

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.