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Pimiento Mac ‘n’ Cheese

Recipe by Courtnee Williams
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This mouthwatering Pimiento Mac ‘n’ Cheese recipe will be a crowd-pleaser at your next dinner or event! Choose your favorite flavor of Knott’s Pimiento Cheese to put a unique spin on a classic dish.

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10 minutes
40 minutes
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  • 3 cups al dente pasta
  • 1 small onion
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 2 cups milk
  • 12 oz. Knott’s Pimiento Cheese
  • 4 oz. grated cheddar cheese
  • 2 teaspoon hot sauce
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoon parsley


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Saute onions until translucent and soft.
  3. Stir together olive oil, parsley and breadcrumbs.
  4. Make a roux. Melt butter. Add flour. Brown flour/butter mixture about 1-2 minutes.
  5. Whisk in milk, and cook for 3-4 minutes until thick, like gravy. Add pepper to taste.
  6. Remove from heat. Add onion, shredded cheddar, mustard, worcestershire sauce, hot sauce and Knott's Pimiento Cheese. Stir to combine.
  7. Add pasta. Stir pasta to coat. Top with breadcrumbs.
  8. Bake for 10 minutes or until breadcrumbs are golden brown.