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Pimento Cheese Spread

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Updated June 21, 2014

Celery with Pimento Cheese Spread

Celery Stuffed with Pimento Cheese Spread

Photo © Laura Dolson
I just love to have this stuff around. It's great as:
  • a dip or spread for raw veggies (such as this stuffed celery)
  • a spread on flax bread or other low-carb bread or crackers,
  • a topping for burgers
  • a topping for cooked vegetables (mix in, and it makes an instant cheese sauce)
  • a quick "macaroni and cheese" with shirataki noodles - just mix in!
Roasted red pepper can be substituted for the pimento.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 8 oz cheddar cheese (I like to use a combination of white and yellow cheddar)
  • 4 oz cream cheese, room temperature
  • 4 Tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 4 oz jar pimentos, or one roasted red pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon prepared mustard
  • hot sauce to taste (optional)

Preparation:

Cut cheese into chunks of about 1 inch, and pulse in food processor (or use grated cheese). Add the rest of the ingredients and blend until smooth. Taste and adjust - if it's a little harsh, try rounding it out with a very small amount of sweetener (such as one drop of a concentrated liquid sucralose sweetener).

Makes about 18 servings of 2 Tablespoons each

Nutritional Information: Each serving has half a gram effective carbohydrate plus 1 gram protein, and 98 calories. Calories can be reduced by using low-fat mayonnaise, but check for sugar in the mayo and adjust carbs accordingly.
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 5 out of 5
Pimento Cheese Spread, Member Gracielou2

Laura, I usually don't like pimento cheese, but this sounded good so I thought I'd give it a try, what the heck if I don't like it I can give it away for Christmas. THIS IS WONDERFUL! I had it on celery and it was yummy. Can't wait to try it on my burger tomorrow! Yet another hit! Hugs, Gracie

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