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?
on a Hebrew National hotdog?
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!
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!!
It is so good toasted on slices of french bread. Great with soup or chili. I swear I could eat like 50 of them at one time! Let me know how it turns out.
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!
Thanks for reading. I really love pimento cheese on just about anything. Try the lightened-up version and let me know how you like it!