Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
What is Pimento Cheese?
How to make Pimento Mac & Cheese
Pimento Mac & Cheese
Southern-style macaroni with sharp cheddar, pepper jack and pimento peppers for a little kick and lots of creaminess
- 1 lb. elbow macaroni
- 2 cups milk
- 3 cups cheddar cheese grated
- 1 cup pepper jack cheese grated
- 4 oz. jar of pimento peppers diced
- 1/2 tsp. dry mustard
- 2 Tbsp. flour
- 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/4 tsp. pepper
- chopped scallions for garnish optional
- Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the macaroni and cook for 8-9 minutes, until al dente. Drain macaroni and set aside.
- In the same pot over medium low heat, add the butter. Once the butter is melted, add the flour and whisk until bubbly, about 1 minute. Add the salt, pepper and dry mustard and cook another 1 minute. Pour in the milk and raise the heat to high, stirring constantly.
- Bring the milk to a boil and then reduce to low heat. Stir in the cheese and pimentos until the mixture is creamy. Remove from heat and stir in the macaroni. Serve warm.
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Erika Pertoll says
I just made mac and cheese myself, without pimento. Good anytime!
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