Rating: 4 stars
7 Ratings
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  • 3 star values: 1
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  • 1 star values: 0

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.

Recipe by Southern Living June 2005


Recipe Summary

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


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

Chef'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.

Nutrition Facts

54 calories; calories from fat 68%; fat 4.1g; saturated fat 1.8g; protein 2.5g; carbohydrates 1.5g; fiber 0.4g; cholesterol 9mg; iron 0.1mg; sodium 147mg; calcium 75mg.