This Sriracha Pimento Cheese Spread is a rich, smoky, spicy spread with just a hint of sweetness from roasted red peppers!
Total Cost: $4.31 recipe / $0.72 serving
Servings: 61/2 cup each
8ozextra sharp cheddar, shredded*$1.77
4ozcream cheese, room temperature$0.60
3Tbspsriracha (or to taste)$0.27
1cupdiced roasted red peppers$1.00
Add the shredded cheddar, cream cheese, mayonnaise, and 1 Tbsp sriracha to a large bowl.
Finely dice the roasted red peppers and finely chop the green onion. Add both to the bowl with the other ingredients. Use a hand mixer to combine the mixture until the cream cheese is well incorporated (the mixture will still be lumpy because of the shredded cheese and diced peppers).
Taste the mixture and add more sriracha to your liking. I added a total of 3 Tbsp sriracha. Keep in mind that the spiciness will increase slightly as the mixture refrigerates.
Serve immediately, or refrigerate until ready to eat. The mixture will keep in the refrigerator for 4-5 days.
*I highly suggest shredding your own cheese for this instead of buying pre-shredded. The starchy coating on pre-shredded cheese will prevent the cheese from combining properly in the spread.