Recipes

Pimento Cheese

Slather this easy, spicy spread on everything.

  • Serves

    makes 2 sandwiches

  • Cook

    15 minutes

PHOTOGRAPHY BY LINDA PUGLIESE; FOOD STYLING BY JASON SCHREIBER; PROP STYLING BY ELVIS MAYNARD

By Brandon Martinez, John Bates


Updated on January 19, 2022

Chefs John Bates and Brandon Martinez of Austin, Texas’s now shuttered Noble Sandwich Co. added Sriracha to their beloved chunky pimento cheese, upping the spice factor and helping to offset the creaminess of the rich cheddar spread. We still like to slather it on everything, from sandwiches to Romaine spears. Here are our top picks for Sriracha sauces from the classic staples to regional recipes.

Ingredients

  • 6 oz. sharp cheddar cheese, coarsely grated
  • ¼ cups plus 2 Tbsp. garlic aioli
  • 2 tsp. Sriracha sauce
  • 1 tsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 3⁄4 tsp. paprika
  • 3⁄4 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 medium scallions, finely chopped
  • 1 roasted red bell pepper, peeled, seeded, and finely chopped
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Romaine lettuce

Instructions

Step 1

To a medium bowl, add the cheddar cheese, aioli, Sriracha, cider vinegar, paprika, Worcestershire, scallions and roasted bell pepper; season to taste with salt and pepper, and stir to combine. Spread on sandwiches, or transfer to a wide bowl and serve with Romaine lettuce spears for dipping.

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