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? Whether 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.
Serves: 6 | Total Time: 40 min.
Ingredients for Habanero and Pimento Mac and Cheese
- 16 oz Box Pasta (Your Choice)
- 2 Cups Half and Half
- 1 lb shredded Sharp Cheddar
- 1 Cup Pimento Cheese
- 4 chopped Habanero Peppers
- 2 tsps Yellow Mustard
- season to taste with Salt
- season to taste with Pepper
- top with Ground Cayenne Pepper
View the full cooking instructions on the Food Network.