Light & Lean Pimento Cheese Sandwich Recipe

From Food Network

Here’s a healthy take on an old southern classic! This light & lean pimento cheese sandwich recipe will make you want to never eat the unhealthy version again.

These sandwiches make a great light and healthy lunch! Each sandwich provides a high amount of protein which is great for every diet.  It also provides high amounts of calcium. Make sure to save this recipe because it makes a great lunch for the summer!

Light & Lean Pimento Cheese Sandwich Recipe

Serves 4

1 cup finely grated Cheddar
1/2 cup finely grated low-fat mozzarella
2/3 cup plain nonfat Greek-style yogurt
2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 green pepper, finely chopped
1/2 red pepper, finely chopped
1/2 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped
8 slices whole wheat bread
1 medium tomato, thinly sliced
Nonstick cooking spray


In a medium bowl, add the Cheddar, mozzarella, yogurt, chives, salt and pepper, green and red peppers and jalapeno. Stir well to combine. Spread the mixture evenly among 4 slices of bread and top with a couple of slices of tomato. Top with the remaining slices of bread.

Spray a large nonstick saute pan over medium heat with nonstick spray. Place the 4 sandwiches in the pan and let cook until lightly browned, about 4 minutes. Flip the sandwiches and continue cooking until the cheese melts, another 4 minutes. Serve immediately.

Per Serving: Calories: 324; Total Fat: 14 grams; Saturated Fat: 8 grams; Protein: 21 grams; Total carbohydrates: 29 grams; Sugar: 6 grams Fiber: 5 grams; Cholesterol: 33 milligrams; Sodium: 680 milligrams

This recipe comes from the Food Network.