Lynn Socko Recipe

Pimento cheese spread with fresh garden veggies

By Lynn Socko lynnsocko

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.

Recipe Rating:
 2 Ratings
2 c.
Prep Time:
Cooking Method:
No-Cook or Other


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
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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