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Healthier Pimento Cheese Bites

Looking for a fun & pretty holiday appetizer?  Try my Healthier Pimento Cheese Bites!

Hi guys,

First off I want to wish a happy 6th anniversary to the Hubs!

Back in September I went to High Tea at the Biltmore with my friend Marilyn for our birthdays.  The first course is always a plate of savory sandwiches and bites.  They always have the most interested foods.  This time we got these cute and super tasty pimento cheese bites.  They were kind of like individual cheese balls perfect for a small taste.

Both of us loved them and thought it would be a really fun recipe for the blog so I decided to recreate them… in my own healthy way of course!  Luckily they turned out great and my Healthier Pimento Cheese Bites are a winner.

They bites are made out of a less creamy version of my Lightened Up Southern Pimento Cheese… which uses greek yogurt instead of mayonnaise.

To make these festive for the holidays I added a green pistachio on top!  They give the bite just the crunch they need and perfectly compliment the red pimentos.

These are a little messy to make because you have to hand roll them but the presentation for a party could not be easier.  If they need to firm up more pop them in the freezer or fridge for a few minutes.

Serve them as shown or with a festive toothpick.

These would be great to take to a potluck or have in the fridge when friends stop by during the holiday season.  They look pretty and taste great… plus who doesn’t love some good ole’ pimento cheese.

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I hope you will get a chance to try these Healthier Pimento Cheese Bites!  They are perfect for the season and beyond.  As always I’d love to hear what you think in the comments. 

Healthier Pimento Cheese Bites with Pistachios
Prep Time
15 mins
 

My Healthy Pimento Cheese Bites are fun individual cheese balls for holiday parties!  Festive red and green.

Course: Appetizer, Vegetarian
Cuisine: American
Ingredients
  • 2 cups finely shredded reduced fat sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup 0% greek yogurt
  • 4 ounce jar chopped pimentos drained well
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper or to taste
  • 1/4 cup pistachios shelled
Instructions
  1. Mix the cheddar cheese, greek yogurt, pimentos, garlic powder, salt and pepper in a bowl.  Start with less greek yogurt and add more because each brand has a slightly different consistency.  You want the mixture to be wet, but not as creamy as traditional pimento cheese.

  2. Form bite sized balls out of the pimento cheese.  If you need them to firm up a bit, pop them in the freezer to set.

  3. Top with the pistachios!

 

Like my Healthier Pimento Cheese Bites? I’d love it if you could pin this to your favorite Pinterest board! Thank you so much for the support. 

 Healthy Pimento Cheese Bites/ Running in a Skirt

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Thanks for stopping by today! Tomorrow I’m sharing some love to a veggie you might  not be seeing enough of.

 

Your turn!

What’s your favorite easy holiday appetizer?

I’m linking up my Healthier Pimento Cheese Bites recipe with: Meatless Monday, Meatless Monday, Full Plate Thursday, Foodie Friday, and the Weekend Potluck. Thanks so much ladies for the link up parties!
By | 2019-03-28T16:11:26-04:00 December 5th, 2017|All Vegetarian, Food, Side Dishes, Snacks & Appetizers|8 Comments

8 Comments

  1. Kristy from Southern In Law December 6, 2017 at 4:22 am - Reply

    Ooooh, these look like the kind of smack you wouldn’t be able to have just one bite of. Yum!

  2. Archie December 5, 2017 at 7:39 pm - Reply

    Looks so yummy!!! Gotta try that soon!

  3. Emily @ Pizza & Pull-Ups December 5, 2017 at 7:59 am - Reply

    Happy anniversary! My MIL love pimiento cheese! I’ll have to make some of these to have with her on Christmas Eve.

  4. Deborah Brooks December 5, 2017 at 7:45 am - Reply

    I don’t think I’ve ever had Pimento Cheese before! fun appetizer

  5. Lisa Ballantyne December 5, 2017 at 7:36 am - Reply

    Those look simply divine, Julie! Thanks for sharing! And I hope you enjoyed a most memorable and special anniversary!

  6. Heather @Lunging Through Life December 5, 2017 at 7:00 am - Reply

    Happy Anniversary! My brother loves pimento cheese and he’s having a party soon. These look fun to bring but I’ve never seen pimentos in a store. Where exactly would I look haha

  7. [email protected] December 5, 2017 at 5:55 am - Reply

    Something that sounds so decadent is actually not too bad for you. That means you can have a few more right? 🙂

  8. Blane Sherer December 5, 2017 at 5:30 am - Reply

    Happy Anniversary !
    Looks like a tasty treat.

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