Pimento Mac and Cheese

Recipe by Chef #379453
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READY IN: 35mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1
    lb macaroni (try something other than elbow!)
  • 14
    ounces pimento cheese (regular or jalepeno)
  • 14
    cup margarine (Brummel & Brown)
  • 13
    cup flour
  • 2
    cups milk
  • salt and pepper
  • Optional
  • bacon crumbles and fine breadcrumbs
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DIRECTIONS

  • Cook macaroni in boiling water for approximately 12 minutes or until pasta is tender. Drain and set aside.
  • In a saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Stir flour into the melted butter until combined. Stirring ocassionally, cook for 2 minutes'.
  • Add milk and keep stirring until flour mixture has has thickened. Once thickened, add 1 cup of Palmetto Cheese and remove from the heat.
  • Stir until combined. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • In oven safe bowls combine macaroni and the cheese sauce until mixed thoroughly. Spoon remaining Palmetto Cheese over the top. Bake at 350F until bubbly, approximately 25 minutes.
  • Right before removing from oven, top with crumbled bacon and bread crumbs if desired.
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