Pimento Cheese Please

Lightened Up Pimento Cheese

Some southern foods are in a category all by themselves and never make it much past the Mason-Dixon line. This southern delicacy is cheesy, creamy, tangy and everybody has their favorite. It is so important that it can bring together Tennessee and Alabama fans on a football saturday tailgate, it’s the sandwich of choice at The Masters and can comfort a crowd after a funeral.

We’re talking Pimento Cheese! Ask any good southern cook, they’ll tell you there’s pimento cheese recipes you date and then there is the one you marry.  Find a good recipe with the perfect balance and hang onto to – it’ll serve you well.

Here’s my lightened up version, take her on a date and see what you think!


3 tbsp light cream cheese, softened

1 cup low fat  or 2% sharp cheddar cheese

1 cup low fat or 2% cheddar and monterey jack blend cheese

1 tbsp Hellman’s mayo

1 tsp apple cider vinegar

1/8 tsp cayenne pepper

2 tbsp pimentos, diced

Blend all ingredients well. Chill and serve your favorite way!

 I like my pimento cheese toasted on french bread rounds, how do you like yours?

6 thoughts on “Pimento Cheese Please

  1. Cathy Groves

    What a fabulous recipe for Super Bowl Sunday! I have been printing pages and pages of your recipes…I am hoping for a published cookbook offer soon from you! And the stories add just the right flavor!

  2. Yvonne

    Ok, this is another one my Mom from WI never made.

    I know it’s crazy, but somehow I even missed Grannies Pimento Cheese up until a couple of years ago!! I’m a total convert now!! I could eat the entire bowl of Grannies Pimento Cheese!! Her’s is the only home made I’ve ever had…I am SO making your recipe!!! Thanks!!

  3. baileysexecutivecatering

    I love ‘mento cheese and bologna sandwiches! Must be the West Tennessee girl in me.
    This is very similar to the recipe I use but lightened up!


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