6/11/2013 | By Seniors Guide Staff

Light & Lean Pimento Cheese Sandwich Recipe

From Food Network

Here’s a healthy take on an old southern classic! This light and lean pimento cheese sandwich recipe may 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.

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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

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