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Pimiento Cheese Panini

Pimiento cheese, a Southern favorite, travels west here with the addition of cumin and chili powder.

Ingredients: 

Ingredients: 

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8 oz. grated reduced-fat Cheddar cheese
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¼ cup fat-free mayonnaise
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1 4-oz. jar diced pimientos, drained
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1 tsp. ground cumin
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½ tsp. chili powder
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¼ tsp. cayenne pepper
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12 slices pumpernickel sandwich bread
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1 medium zucchini, thinly sliced

Instructions: 

1. Stir together Cheddar, mayonnaise, pimientos, cumin, chili powder, and cayenne in bowl. Spread cheese mixture on 6 slices bread; top with zucchini and remaining bread slices. 

2. Spray panini with cooking spray. Coat skillet or grill pan with cooking spray, and heat over medium heat. Place panini in pan; weight with smaller-diameter saucepan weighted with 2 cans. Cook 2 minutes. Flip, replace weight, and cook 2 minutes more. (Or cook 4 minutes in panini maker.)

Nutrition Information: 

Calories: 
302
Protein: 
16 g
Total Fat: 
11 g
Saturated Fat: 
7 g
Carbohydrates: 
35 g
Cholesterol: 
28 mg
Sodium: 
873 mg
Fiber: 
5 g
Sugar: 
4 g
Yield: 
Serves 6