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Pimiento Cheese

Combined with breadsticks or carrot sticks, this tangy cheese spread makes a satisfying afterschool snack. Pimientos are large, sweet red peppers that are usually sold in jars.

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  • Yield: Makes 1 1/4 cups

Source: Everyday Food, May 2004


  • 3 tablespoons reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 2 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pimientos (well drained)
  • 1 cup grated yellow cheddar cheese (4 ounces)
  • coarse salt and ground pepper


  1. In a food processor, pulse reduced-fat mayonnaise with reduced-fat cream cheese and chopped pimientos (well drained) until combined.

  2. Using a flexible spatula, scrape down sides of bowl. Add cheddar cheese; season with coarse salt and ground pepper. Pulse until spreadable and slightly chunky.


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