Easy Labor Day Pimento Cheese Recipe with Greek Yogurt

Easy Pimento Cheese recipe

Easy Labor Day Pimento Cheese Recipe with Greek Yogurt

Once you start munching on pimento cheese, you can’t stop! Which is why I created this lightened up version, using Greek yogurt in place of cream cheese. You can use non-fat, low-fat, or whole-milk yogurt. You can easily stir this together by hand since it’s made with yogurt instead of cream cheese.

Pimento Cheese recipe

1 (5.3 ounce) container plain Greek or Icelandic yogurt (about 1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon)

1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese

1/4 cup mayonnaise

1/4 cup diced jarred pimentos or roasted red pepper

1/2 jalapeño, seeded and minced (about 2 tablespoons)

1/8 teaspoon smoked paprika

1/8 teaspoon garlic powder

1/8 teaspoon onion powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

Freshly ground black pepper

Drain off the liquid from the top of the yogurt. If you have a fine strainer, gently scoop the yogurt into the strainer to further drain the liquid while you prep the other ingredients. Add all of the ingredients to a medium mixing bowl and stir. Enjoy right away or chill until ready to serve, up to 5 days. It will thicken as it sits in the refrigerator.

Serve with crackers and raw veggie sticks.

Makes about 1 1/2 cups

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Easy Labor Day Pimento Cheese Recipe

  • Author: Michelle Dudash
  • Cook Time: 5
  • Total Time: 5
  • Yield: 1.5 cups 1x
  • Category: Appetizers

Description

Once you start munching on pimento cheese, you can’t stop! Which is why I created this lightened up version, using Greek yogurt in place of cream cheese. You can use non-fat, low-fat, or whole-milk yogurt. You can easily stir this together by hand since it’s made with yogurt instead of cream cheese.


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Ingredients

1 (5.3 ounce) container plain Greek or Icelandic yogurt (about 1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon)

1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese

1/4 cup mayonnaise

1/4 cup diced jarred pimentos or roasted red pepper

1/2 jalapeño, seeded and minced (about 2 tablespoons)

1/8 teaspoon smoked paprika

1/8 teaspoon garlic powder

1/8 teaspoon onion powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

Freshly ground black pepper


Instructions

Drain off the liquid from the top of the yogurt. If you have a fine strainer, gently scoop the yogurt into the strainer to further drain the liquid while you prep the other ingredients. Add all of the ingredients to a medium mixing bowl and stir. Enjoy right away or chill until ready to serve, up to 5 days. It will thicken as it sits in the refrigerator.

Serve with crackers and raw veggie sticks.


Keywords: holiday labor day easy recipe

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Michelle Dudash, RDN, is a registered dietitian nutritionist, author of the top-selling cookbook Clean Eating for Busy Families, revised & expanded, and creator of the  4Real Food Reboot, an online meal planning program for weight loss.

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