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Quick Pimiento Cheese Snacks

Quick Pimiento Cheese Snacks

Quick Pimiento Cheese Snacks

Neufchâtel cheese is very similar to cream cheese in texture and flavor. Since Neufchâtel cheese contains more moisture than cream cheese, it is slightly lower in calories. Both products can be used interchangeably in most recipes.

Yield

Makes 24 servings

Ingredients

2 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese
1 jar (2 ounces) diced pimientos, drained
2 tablespoons finely chopped pecans
1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
24 (1/4-inch-thick) French bread slices or party bread slices

Preparation

  1. Preheat broiler.
  2. Combine cream cheese and Cheddar cheese in small bowl; mix well. Stir in pimientos, pecans and pepper sauce.
  3. Place bread slices on broiler pan or nonstick baking sheet. Broil 4 inches from heat 1 to 2 minutes or until lightly toasted on both sides.
  4. Spread cheese mixture evenly onto bread slices. Broil 1 to 2 minutes or until cheese mixture is hot and bubbly. Transfer to serving plate; garnish, if desired.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1 snack
Calories 86
Calories from Fat 22 %
Total Fat 2 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Cholesterol 3 mg
Carbohydrate 14 g
Fiber <1 g
Protein 3 g
Sodium 195 mg

Dietary Exchange

Starch 1
Fat 1/2

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