Thursday, January 14, 2010

Try This! Thursday - Pimiento Cheese Snacks

I love, love, love Pimiento Cheese like nobody knows! But, it's not usually very healthy. Most Pimiento Cheese is packed with mayonnaise, fattening cheese, and who knows what else that will make our bellies bigger. UNTIL I found this recipe for a healthy Pimiento Cheese snack! Once you make it all up, spread it over some whole wheat crackers and you've got yourself a snack! You have got to try this!

Pimiento Cheese Snacks

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Cook Time: 15 minutes
Yield: 1 1/2 Cups

- 1 1/2 cups shredded reduced-fat sharp Cheddar cheese
- 1/4 cup low-fat mayonnaise
- 1 4-ounce jar sliced pimientos, drained and chopped
- 2 tablespoons minced scallions
- Hot sauce to taste (optional)

- Combine cheese, mayonnaise, pimientos, scallions and hot sauce (if using) in a medium bowl.

Note: You can make ahead of time and refrigerate for up to 3 days.

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Ian said...

That looks pretty good, I'll pass it onto the wife.

And in the spirit of sharing, try this recipe out...Cheese Chips!:

Take a mix of (LOWFAT) shredded cheddar, american, and whatever else third kind of cheese you got. Just maybe 1/4 cup of each or so...hell, I never measure I'm a guy. Make a mini mountain of it sort of. Not necessarily a pancake if you know what I mean. Take some garlic salt and whatever else you use to season things and sprinkle on it.

Put it in the oven on 425 and bake for like 5 minutes. Then put on a cooling rack. This works best in the oven on a silpat if you own them.

The end result is "Cheese Chips" and they are excellent. Wife and I make them all the time. Don't use full fat cheese at it will end up being too greasy.


Helene said...

O. M. G.

Those look SOOOO good!!! And simple...I love simple!