Baked Pimento Mac & Cheese

Baked Pimento Mac & Cheese

Baked Pimento Mac & Cheese

Is there a better summer cook out side dish than homemade mac and cheese? We think not! There are a hundred different ways to make mac and cheese but our latest and greatest favorite is with pimento! When you spice it up with a few peppers and onion it turns into a cheese baked casserole style dish that everyone will be drooling over!

1Step One:

Cook elbow macaroni according to directions and drain. Drain. (Optional: Cook 1-2 minutes longer to retain softness after baking)

2Step Two:

In a saucepan, melt 1/4 cup of butter over medium heat. Stir in enough flour to make a roux. Add milk to roux slowly, stirring constantly to avoid burning. Stir in cheeses, and cook over low heat until cheese is melted and sauce is thick

3Step Three:

Pour macaroni into large glass casserole dish and add sauce. Add onions and peppers. Stir well.

4Step Four:

Melt 2 tbsp. of butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add breadcrumbs to brown. Then, spread over macaroni and cheese. Sprinkle paprika to taste.

5Step Five:

Bake at 350 F. for 30 minutes and serve.