This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.
This recipe contains cheese and some of those who are lactose intolerant may be able to tolerate it.
This is a low sodium recipe.
GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten. Use gluten-free pasta in this dish.
"They take great pride in making their dinner cost much; I take my pride in making my dinner cost so little." -Henry David Thoreau, Author
Pimento cheese is delicious. Mac and Cheese is delicious. Why not a Pimento Mac and Cheese?
Together this is a great riff on classic Mac and Cheese. Savory, creamy, rich Mac and Cheese with a bit of sweet, pickled pimento. The balance of flavors is perfect.
The key to this is to not overheat the sauce. The egg needs to cook, but if you let the sauce boil, it will likely curdle. That won't really affect the flavor but the texture will be a bit lumpy.
Servings: 2 | Serving size: 2 ounces pasta with sauce
Cooking Time: 30 Minutes
This recipe can easily be multiplied. Leftovers are good. Reheat gently after adding 1 Tbsp. of 2 % milk per serving.
Serve with Roasted Beets (Roasted Beets - Low Sodium Version) or Parmesan Squash or Pan Grilled Broccoli or Pan Grilled Asparagus or Parmesan Zucchini or Catalan Spinach.
Place the water in a medium stock-pot over high heat and bring to a boil.
Add the pasta and cook until done. Do not overcook: the pasta should be cooked al dente.
While the pasta is cooking, combine the eggs and milk in a medium mixing bowl.
Whisk until smooth and then fold in the cheddar cheese and salt. Set aside.
When the pasta is done, drain well and add it to the pan with the cooked shallot and pimento mixture.
Adjust the heat to medium and add the cheese mixture.
Stir well until the cheese is completely melted and creamy.
Don't let the mixture boil, but when the sauce is very thick remove from the heat.
Add fresh ground black pepper to taste, stir, and serve immediately.
Serving size: 2 ounces pasta with sauce
Amount Per Serving
|Calories 380||Calories from Fat 117|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat 13g||17%|
|Saturated Fat 6g||29%|
|Monounsaturated Fat 4.5g|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrates 47g||17%|
|Dietary Fiber 6g||22%|
|Vitamin A 16%||Vitamin C 24%|
|Calcium 30%||Iron 17%|
|Vitamin K 5mcg||Potassium 400mg|