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.
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.
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