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“Not your old box Mac and Cheese ! I found this Recipe on ifood when looking for a Grown Up style Mac & Cheese and I think this is it ! Making this in 4 individual serving bowls, and I top with crumbled bacon and bread crumbs just before removing from oven that last few minutes of cooking to give it just a little extra grown up touch.”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 lb macaroni (try something other than elbow!)
  • 14 ounces pimento cheese (regular or jalepeno)
  • 14 cup margarine (Brummel & Brown)
  • 13 cup flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • salt and pepper
  • Optional
  • bacon crumbles and fine breadcrumbs


  1. Cook macaroni in boiling water for approximately 12 minutes or until pasta is tender. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Stir flour into the melted butter until combined. Stirring ocassionally, cook for 2 minutes'.
  3. Add milk and keep stirring until flour mixture has has thickened. Once thickened, add 1 cup of Palmetto Cheese and remove from the heat.
  4. Stir until combined. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  5. In oven safe bowls combine macaroni and the cheese sauce until mixed thoroughly. Spoon remaining Palmetto Cheese over the top. Bake at 350F until bubbly, approximately 25 minutes.
  6. Right before removing from oven, top with crumbled bacon and bread crumbs if desired.

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