Baked Jalapeño Pimento Cheese | Life, Love, and Good Food
Baked Jalapeño Pimento Cheese
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 

Adjust the heat to your taste by adding more roasted jalapeño peppers in this lightened up homemade pimento cheese.

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: TexMex
Servings: 12
Calories: 157.9 kcal
Ingredients
  • 2-3 Jalapeño peppers (or more, depending on how much heat you like)
  • 8 oz. Greek yogurt cream cheese
  • 8 oz. Monterrey Jack cheese, shredded
  • 4 oz. Smoky bacon cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 cup Olive-oil mayonnaise
  • 4 oz. diced pimento peppers, drained
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to broil. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and lightly coat with cooking spray. Arrange 2-3 jalapeño peppers on the pan and broil for 10-12 minutes, turning until charred on all sides. (If you want more heat, add more jalapeño peppers.)

  2. Remove from oven and place peppers in a bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Let rest for 10 minutes, then remove skins. Discard the seeds and membranes and dice the peppers. Set aside. Reduce oven temperature to 375 degrees. 

  3. Add the Greek yogurt cream cheese to a large bowl and beat until creamy with an electric mixer. Add the other cheeses, mayo, and garlic powder. Mix until combined. Stir in the pimentos and jalapeño peppers.

  4. Spoon mixture into a one-quart baking dish and bake until heated through and bubbly, about 25-30 minutes. Serve immediately with crackers or tortilla chips. 


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Nutrition Facts
Baked Jalapeño Pimento Cheese
Amount Per Serving
Calories 157.9 Calories from Fat 103
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11.4g 18%
Saturated Fat 3.3g 17%
Monounsaturated Fat 0.7g
Cholesterol 36.7mg 12%
Sodium 262.8mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 3.3g 1%
Sugars 2.6g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.