Smoked Gouda Pimiento Mac & Cheese

Recipe by Courtnee Williams

This mouthwatering Smoked Gouda 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.

10 minutes
40 minutes


  • 3 cups al dente pasta
  • 1 small onion
  • 3 Tbl butter
  • 3 Tbl flour
  • 1 tsp ground mustard
  • 2 cups milk
  • 12 oz Knott’s Smoked Gouda Pimiento Cheese
  • 4 oz grated smoked gouda
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 1 Tbl Worchestire sauce
  • 1.5 cups panko bread crumbs
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp 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. First, 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 smoked gouda, mustard, Worcestershire sauce and Knott's. Stir to combine.
  7. Add pasta. Stir pasta to coat. Top with breadcrumbs.
  8. Bake in oven for 10 minutes or until breadcrumbs are golden brown.