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small bowl of pimento cheese

Best Pimento Cheese Recipe (with reduced-fat cheese)

  • Author: Regan at This Baking Life
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 16 servings
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Classic homemade pimento cheese gets a healthy makeover in this Healthy Pimento Cheese recipe. Guests and friends around your tailgating table won’t know the difference!


  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded sharp cheddar cheese OR shredded pepper jack
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese (I use Cabot’s 50% Lite)
  • 2 tablespoons plain Greek-style yogurt
  • 1 (4-ounce) jar chopped pimentos, drained
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Dash of hot sauce


Combine all ingredients; cover, and refrigerate until ready to serve.

  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: No-Bake
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 Tbsp.
  • Calories: 35
  • Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium: 125 mg
  • Fat: 2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 1 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 3 g

Keywords: pimento cheese, lightened pimento cheese, healthy pimento cheese, Cabot pimento cheese, pepper pimento cheese