Pimento Mac and Cheese

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 431.0
  • Total Fat: 13.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 26.8 mg
  • Sodium: 397.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 56.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 7.6 g
  • Protein: 20.6 g

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Number of Servings: 6


    1 pound elbow pasta
    1 tablespoon EVOO - Extra Virgin Olive Oil
    2 tablespoon butter
    1 small onion, finely chopped
    2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
    1 teaspoon paprika, plus additional for garnish
    Salt and ground black pepper
    2 tablespoons flour
    2 cups milk
    A couple dashes hot sauce
    3 cups sharp cheddar, grated, divided
    2 3-ounce jars of pimentos, drained


Preheat broiler to high or oven to 400°F.
Place a large pot of water over high heat and bring it up to a boil to cook the pasta. Once at a boil, add some salt and the pasta, and cook it just shy of al dente.

Heat a large pot over medium heat with EVOO and butter. Add the onions, garlic, paprika, salt and ground black pepper, and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the flour and cook about a minute. Whisk in milk and hot sauce, and bring up to a bubble. Turn off the heat, and stir in half of the cheese in a figure-eight motion until it's all melted.

When the pasta is done, drain it well and add it to the pot with the cheese sauce. Toss to combine. Fold in the drained pimentos then pour everything into baking dish and top with the remaining cheese.

Bake in oven until cheese is brown and bubbling. Garnish with the chopped parsley and a sprinkle of paprika.

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user LKN4TRBL76.