Pineapple Cheese Spread Recipe

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"This satisfying snack is real treat for my husband, who's watching his weight," reports Cindy Smith of Adel, Iowa. "Crushed pineapple adds a hint of sweetness to my low-fat version of a spread sold at a grocery store chain."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened crushed pineapple
  • 1/3 cup fat-free mayonnaise
  • Reduced-fat crackers

Nutritional Facts

One 1/4-cup serving (calculated without crackers) equals 100 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 16 mg cholesterol, 258 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 9 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 lean meat, 1 fat.

Directions

  1. In a bowl, combine the first five ingredients; mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes or until ready to serve. Serve with crackers. Yield: 1 cup.
Originally published as Pineapple Cheese Spread in Quick Cooking May/June 2001, p49

Nutritional Facts

One 1/4-cup serving (calculated without crackers) equals 100 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 16 mg cholesterol, 258 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 9 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 lean meat, 1 fat.

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