Love pimento cheese, but hate the calories? This skinny, spicy pimento cheese recipe lets you enjoy a low-cal, kicked up version of this Southern classic.
If you live in the South, you know that Pimento Cheese is our version of cheese and crackers. It’s a go-to snack and most Southern households have a recipe or store-brand that they swear by. However, it’s typically made with mayonnaise and cream cheese, which makes it not-so-friendly on the waistline.
Trial and Eater to the rescue with a version of Pimento Cheese that cuts back the fat by using greek yogurt. It still has the creaminess of mayo, but a fraction of the calories. If you miss the cream cheese, try adding a low or no fat version. To boost the flavor, she adds in jalapenos, making we spice-lovers extra happy! Give this a try…it may end up being a new favorite!
Here’s your ingredient list for Skinny, Spicy Pimento Cheese:
- 1 cup plain greek yogurt
- 1 jalapeno (can use pickled jalapeno slices also or instead, increase or decrease amount depending on desired spiciness, diced)
- 2 oz jar diced pimento
- 8 oz sharp cheddar cheese , shredded
- 4 oz monterey jack cheese , shredded
- dash of cayenne pepper
Pop over to Trial and Eater for the complete recipe.
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