Habanero and Pimento Mac and Cheese

Ingredients: Pasta (Your Choice), Half and Half, Sharp Cheddar, Pimento Cheese, Habanero Peppers, Yellow Mustard, Salt, Pepper, Cayenne Pepper
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This habanero and pimento mac and cheese takes warm and toasty to the next level. What could be more satisfying than gooey, cheesy pasta paired with the heat of cayenne pepper and habaneros? This is the perfect meal to chase away the winter blues. Picture yourself settling into an armchair before a frost-laced window with a steaming bowl on your lap—this is worlds better than any mac n’ cheese from a box.

For this recipe, sharp cheddar and pimento cheese are recommended, but really there’s no wrong kind of cheese to use. Doesn’t pepper jack sound like it might be a good idea? Whatever you choose, this recipe is guaranteed to spice up your favorite comfort foods with a powerful punch of heat. You might consider balancing a glass of milk on that armchair’s arm.

Habanero and Pimento Mac and Cheese

Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6


  • 16 oz Box of Pasta
  • 2 cups Half and Half
  • 1 lb Sharp Cheddar shredded
  • 1 cup Pimento Cheese
  • 4 Habanero Peppers chopped
  • 2 tsp Yellow Mustard
  • Salt season to taste
  • Pepper season to taste
  • Ground Cayenne Pepper sprinkled on top


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