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Three-Cheese Pimiento Cheese

Photo: Erin Adams; Styling: Buffy Hargett
Yield Makes about 2 1/2 cups
Cream cheese, cottage cheese, and sharp white Cheddar cheese provide the base in this lighten Three-Cheese Pimiento Cheese.


  • 1 (8-oz.) block fat-free cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup 1% low-fat cottage cheese
  • 1 (4-oz.) jar diced pimiento, drained
  • 2 teaspoons coarse-grained mustard
  • 2 teaspoons finely grated onion
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • Dash of hot sauce
  • 1 (8-oz.) block 2% reduced-fat sharp white Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground pepper

Nutrition Information

  • calories 27
  • fat 1.3 g
  • satfat 0.8 g
  • protein 2.6 g
  • carbohydrate 0.8 g
  • cholesterol 5.2 mg
  • sodium 105 mg
  • calcium 73 mg

How to Make It

  1. Process cream cheese, cottage cheese in a food processor until smooth. Stir in pimiento, mustard, onion, lemon juice, and hot sauce. Stir in Cheddar cheese. Season with salt and freshly ground pepper to taste.

  2. Note: Nutritional analysis is per Tbsp.