Pimento Cheese Mac and Cheese

Servings: 8 Foodies

Pimento Cheese is to the Masters, as Mac and Cheese is to the Tailgate Foodie! Combine them and you have Pimento Mac and Cheese! Rich, Creamy, SO TASTY!

  • Prep Time

    10 mintues

  • Cook Time

    25 minutes

  • Total Time (with rest)

    35 minutes

The How To:

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. Elbow Macaroni
  • 1/2 c. Unsalted Butter
  • 1/2 c. Flour
  • 4 c. Half and Half
  • 2 tsp. Backyard Burger Blend
  • 1 tbsp. Franks Red Hot
  • 1 lb. Extra Sharp Cheddar (shredded)
  • 4 oz. Cream Cheese Spread
  • 1/3 c. Mayo
  • 6 oz. Pimentos
  • 1/2 sleeve Ritz Crackers (smashed)

Instructions

Notes

  • DON'T SKIP THE NOODLE TOASTING! IT'S SO MUCH BETTER!
  • Make sure to Salt your noodle water!

Common Questions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Place Noodles (uncooked) onto baking sheet and place in preheated oven. Leave for 10-15 minutes, or until noodles begin to brown. Pull.
  3. In large pot, place water. Add Salt. Bring to boil and add browned Noodles. Cook until al dente. Strain and set aside in pot.
  4. In a large sauce pan turned to medium, add Butter. Once melted and bubbling, add flour and stir until evenly incorporated.
  5. Once evenly incorporated, add Half and Half. Stir. Add TTGF Burger Blend and Hot Sauce. Continue stirring.
  6. Once mixture is bubbling, add Shredded Cheese, Cream Cheese, Mayo, and Pimentos. Stir until evenly incorporated.
  7. Pour Cheese mixture over Noodles in pot. Stir until evenly incorporated. Serve topped with Ritz crackers and more hot sauce!
  8. MUNCH MUNCH MUNCH