Monday, May 19, 2014

Mac N Pimento Cheese

When my friend Amy Green of Simply Sugar and Gluten Free came out to visit me one weekend, she said what is the secret in your pantry? I told her to look in the pantry and see if she could figure it out, when she finished her inventory, she declared it was the pimento, because I had more pimento on my pantry shelf than they have in the super market. (We laughed and laughed) She was right I am apt to put pimentos in anything, we just love them. Another dish we love is Mac N Cheese, so why not make a dish that made both of these a star. Hope you love it as much as we do.

Mac N Pimento Cheese



Mac N Pimento Cheese
Miz Helen's Kitchen
Ingredients
5 cups uncooked large elbow macaroni
For the Sauce
1/4 cup flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 cup butter
3 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
3 cups whole milk
1 1/2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
1 1/2 cups Velveeta Cheese, shredded
1 cup pimento's, chopped
Directions
According to package directions, in a large pasta pot cook the macaroni for 9 minutes, to al dente.
Drain the macaroni and keep warm and return it to the large pasta pot and set aside.
In a small bowl add the flour, salt, and peppers, then mix well.
In a medium stock pot, cook the seasoned flour and butter until it is smooth and beginning to bubble.
Whisk in the milk and whisk constantly until the mixture is smooth.
After the flour, butter and milk mixture is smooth add the cheese,  Worcestershire and pimentos, stir constantly until all the cheese is melted.
When the cheese is melted then pour the cheese mixture over the pasta and mix well.
Pour the pasta and cheese mixture into a buttered 9X13 baking dish.
Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 30 minutes, until the cheese is starting to bubble in the middle of the dish.
Optional topping:
Cover with buttered Panko Crumbs before baking to give a crispy top.
Add Ham or Cooked Hamburger to dress it up
Enjoy!

Make The Sauce


The Sauce and Pasta Ready To Bake


Baked and Ready To Serve


Enjoy!


I have so much fun sharing our family favorites with all of you and I really appreciate you stopping by to spend time with us. Hope you have a fantastic week and come back to see us real soon!
Peace and Joy

15 comments:

  1. Wowww|
    Miz Helen - it looks sooooooooooooooooo tempting.
    This is definitely for me, and I'm definitely keeping this recipe
    I'd love to try it :)

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  2. You're a woman after my own heart! Love this recipe, Miz Helen!

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  3. Be still my Southern heart. Another fabulous way to incorporate pimento cheese into a dish.
    Sam

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  4. great twist on a family favorite!

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  5. That looks and sounds fabulous! I'm curious now though, where you get your pimentos. I have a recipe (and now 2) that I want to make, but couldn't find them at my local grocer.

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    1. Hi Adelina,
      We just buy them at the super market here, but if you can't find them you might check on line to order them. You might use roasted red pepper as a substitute, it will change the flavor a little but not a lot. I sure hope you can find them. Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!
      Miz Helen

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  6. OH.MY.STARS! This dish sounds and looks out of this world! Why didn't I ever think of that combo? So glad you shared with us at Weekend Potluck. Enjoy a great weekend Friend.

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  7. Wow-I love pimento cheese AND mac n' cheese so this looks amazing!! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

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  8. G'day! so wish I could have some of this right now!
    Viewed as part of Foodie Friday Featuring Memories By the Mile
    Cheers! Joanne

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  9. I don't know how I missed this last week Miz Helen because I love mac and cheese and pimento cheese and Velveeta cheese! Wow, this is calling my name :)
    Jenna

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  10. Oh! That sounds delish! Saving this recipe!

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  11. This looks amazing! Definitely pinning for later. Come link up at Tickle My Tastebuds Tuesday! We'd love to have you!

    Julia @ MiniVanDreams.com

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  12. Of course, I love pimentos. It's one of the must have ingredients in my tartar sauce...wouldn't be the same without it. I love that you've taken the idea of pimento cheese and turned it into mac & cheese.
    Thank you for sharing, Miz Helen.

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  13. Good Morning Miz Helen - I'm here to tell you I LOVED your idea of mac 'n' pimento cheese and chose to share it as my personal fav at this week's Weekend Potluck party. Thanks so much for sharing with us...enjoy a wonderful weekend. We'll see you next Friday! Sweet Blessings! XO

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  14. Thank you for partying with us Miz Helen at Simple Supper Tuesday Linky Party! Your Mac N Pimento Cheese has been featured at Moore or Less Cooking! Nettie

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