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Three-Cheese Pimiento Cheese

Cream cheese, cottage cheese, and sharp white Cheddar cheese provide the base in this lighten Three-Cheese Pimiento Cheese.

This recipe goes with Cheese Truffles

Southern Living AUGUST 2012

  • Yield: Makes about 2 1/2 cups


  • 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


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.

Note: Nutritional analysis is per Tbsp.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 27
  • Fat: 1.3g
  • Saturated fat: 0.8g
  • Protein: 2.6g
  • Carbohydrate: 0.8g
  • Cholesterol: 5.2mg
  • Sodium: 105mg
  • Calcium: 73mg

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