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Southwest Pimento Cheese Spread | Craving Something Healthy

Southwest Pimento Cheese Spread

An easy appetizer or sandwich spread. Makes about 1 1/2 cups
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Appetizer
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 16
Calories: 68kcal


  • 1/4 cup kefir cheese, labneh, or Greek cream cheese at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt any type
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese grated
  • 1 cup Monterey Jack cheese grated
  • 1 small jalapeno pepper more or less to taste
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 4 ounce jar roasted red peppers, drained, patted dry and chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Combine the kefir, labneh or Greek cream cheese and the Greek yogurt in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Mix together on low speed until smooth.
  • Add the cheeses, chopped jalapeño, green onions, garlic powder, cumin and chili powder. Continue to mix until everything is combined.
  • Remove from the mixer, and stir in the roasted red pepper by hand. Taste and add salt and pepper as desired.
  • Chill at least 30 minutes before serving. Serve cold with vegetables and crackers, or put this spread into an ovenproof baking dish and heat it in the microwave for about 2 minutes, and serve it warm or hot with chunks of bread.


Calories: 68kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 199mg | Potassium: 45mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 205IU | Vitamin C: 3.6mg | Calcium: 120mg | Iron: 0.2mg
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