Pimento cheese spread with fresh garden veggies

Lynn Socko Recipe

By Lynn Socko lynnsocko

2 c.
Prep Time:
No-Cook or Other

Do you buy your pimento cheese in plastic bowls from the store? You never will again if you ever try this!!
TIP: A JAP member shared with me that you could add lime juice to plain yogurt and it would taste like sour cream. Well I did this when I made my second batch, and by golly, it tasted like sour cream to me! So I will be making it without sour cream in the future which will cut back some on the fat and sodium.


4 c
grated 2% cheddar cheese
1/2 c
greek yogurt-fat free
1/2 c
light sour cream
1 Tbsp
shaved fresh jalapeno
1 Tbsp
shaved onion
red bell pepper, roasted
1/2 tsp
black pepper
1 dash(es)
crumbled bacon, opt.
smoke cheese

Directions Step-By-Step

"Shave" onion and jalapeno using a fine micro-plane, or the smallest side on your cheese grater. Use juice for onion as well.
Roast red bell under broiler till slightly charred and tender. Chop into very small pcs.
In a medium bowl, mix together 1/2 c of greek yogurt and 1/2 c of light sour cream. Grate 4 c. of cheddar cheese, add to mix. Add onion, jalapeno, red bell, pepper and turmeric. Mix together well. Add cooked, crumbled bacon if desired. Let sit in fridge for an hour or so. Enjoy!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cheese Appetizers, Spreads
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtag: #cheese

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Blondie Pussycat blondie8080
Jul 30, 2013
Yes Lynn~you are a fabulous cook! I'm sure l've told u this before. Your recipes are divine. l appreciate you girl & am glad ur a fellow Texas cook! ;-)
Kathy Sterling Kster2033
Jul 29, 2013
Thanks Lynn, I am looking forward to making this. You are such a fabulous cook!
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jamie Beecham jamie4cakes
Mar 20, 2013
Great recipe
Blondie Pussycat blondie8080
Mar 19, 2013
Lynn~I make mine from scratch, too. It's different from yours, but worth the few minutes it takes to make it. I think when we buy the stuff at the store, it has so many chemicals in it, it is obvious. ;/