Lighter and Leaner Pimento Cheese Sandwich (Bobby Dean)

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“Lighter version of Paula Dean's pimento cheese created by Bobby Dean for his show, "Not My Mama's Meals".”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, finely grated
  • 12 cup low fat mozzarella, finely grated
  • 23 cup Greek yogurt, plain nonfat
  • 2 tablespoons chives, chopped fresh
  • 14 teaspoon salt
  • 12 teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground
  • 12 green pepper, finely chopped
  • 12 red pepper, finely chopped
  • 12 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 8 slices whole wheat bread
  • 1 medium tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • nonstick cooking spray


  1. In a medium bowl, add the Cheddar, mozzarella, yogurt, chives, salt and pepper, green and red peppers and jalapeno.
  2. Stir well to combine.
  3. Spread the mixture evenly among 4 slices of bread and top with a couple of slices of tomato.
  4. Top with the remaining slices of bread.
  5. Spray a large nonstick saute pan over medium heat with nonstick spray.
  6. Place the 4 sandwiches in the pan and let cook until lightly browned, about 4 minutes.
  7. Flip the sandwiches and continue cooking until the cheese melts, another 4 minutes.
  8. Serve immediately.

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