OMG! This tastes just like the original. SO creamy and delicious! It only takes a few minutes to make and it tastes so good. I could eat this as my meal! We served this with some chicken (of course), but it goes great with everything - burgers, hot dogs, steaks, pork. We've made this several time and just can't get enough of it!
Pimento Mac & Cheese
adapted from http://ediblenashville.ediblefeast.com
- 8-oz uncooked elbow macaroni
- 4 cups milk
- 3/4 tsp crushed red pepper
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/8 tsp black pepper
- 4 Tbsp butter
- 3 Tbsp all-purpose flour
- 2 cups (8-oz) grated extra sharp cheddar cheese, divided
- 2 1/2 ounce jar pimentos (juice and all)
Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly spray an 8x8-inch pan with cooking spray. Set aide.
Cook macaroni according to package directions. Drain.
Melt butter in a small saucepan. Add flour, whisk well. Cook 5 minutes. Slowly whisk in milk, whisking until smooth and thickened, about 5 minutes.
Remove from heat; add red pepper, salt, black pepper, 1-1/2 cups cheese and pimentos to sauce and whisk until cheese is melted.
Combine pasta and sauce and spoon into prepared baking dish.
Cover with foil and bake 40 minutes. Remove from heat, stir, sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup of cheese and return to oven for 5 minutes.