• Prep Time: 15 MINS
  • Cooking Time: 45 MINS
  • Serves: 8

Pimento Mac & Cheese

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 Ingredients List

  • 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
  • 1 (2.5-oz) jar pimentos (juice and all)


Preheat oven to 350ºF. Lightly spray an 8x8-inch pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
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.

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