Andrea's Low-Fat Pimento Cheese

This is something I made while just playing around since I didn't have cream cheese. The yogurt makes it really have a nice sharp taste. Serve on Ritz® crackers, as sandwich filling, or in a veggie wrap.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
8 hrs
Total Time:
8 hrs 10 mins
2 1/2 cups


  • 1 cup grated 2% sharp Cheddar cheese

  • 1 cup grated 2% Monterey Jack cheese

  • ½ cup reduced-fat mayonnaise

  • ¼ cup nonfat plain yogurt

  • 2 tablespoons pimento peppers, smashed, or more to taste

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder

  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder

  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

  • 1 dash hot sauce (such as Tabasco®), or more to taste (Optional)

  • 1 pinch paprika, or to taste (Optional)


  1. Combine Cheddar cheese, Monterey Jack cheese, mayonnaise, yogurt, pimento peppers, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, hot sauce, and paprika in a bowl. Mix until well blended. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate, 8 hours to overnight, before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

47 Calories
4g Fat
1g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 20
Calories 47
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 7mg 2%
Sodium 156mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 1mg 7%
Calcium 69mg 5%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 10mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.