Four-Cheese Georgia Pecan-Pimiento Spread

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  • Makes: 3 cups (24- 1/8 cup servings)
  • Prep: 25 min., Chill: 3 hr.
Ingredients:
  • 1 (8-ounce) block 2% reduced-fat sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) reduced-fat Swiss cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) reduced-fat blue cheese crumbles
  • 1/2 (8-ounce) package reduced-fat cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup chopped GEORGIA PECANS, toasted
  • 1 (3-ounce) jar diced pimiento, undrained
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • Paprika
  • Celery and carrot sticks, crackers, pumpernickel bread
Directions:

Combine cheeses and GEORGIA PECANS in a large bowl; set aside.

Stir together pimientos and remaining ingredients in a large bowl; stir in GEORGIA PECANS-cheese mixture. Cover and chill up to 3 hours. Sprinkle with paprika, if desired.

Serve with celery and carrot sticks, crackers or party-style pumpernickel bread.  Store remaining pimiento cheese mixture in an airtight container in refrigerator up to 1 week.

Nutrition Profile (without celery, carrot sticks, crackers, pumpernickel bread):  70 calories, 5 g total fat, 1.5 g saturated fat, 10 mg cholesterol, 150 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrates, 0 g fiber, 5 g protein.

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