Dinner, Kid-Friendly, Side Dishes

Pimento Mac & Cheese

  • Prep 5 mins
  • Total 48 mins
  • Medium
  • Serves 8

Delicious macaroni and cheese made on the grill! This pimento flavored mac & cheese is sure to please a crowd at your next barbecue or cookout with family and friends.


  • Contains Milk/Dairy
  • Contains Wheat

Tip: Allergy Advice

This dish contains the following allergens: Milk/Dairy, Wheat

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  • 10 ounces prepared processed cheese product
  • 1 pound uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 4 ounces chopped pimento peppers
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • kosher salt, as desired
  • fresh ground black pepper, as desired
  • ¼ cup panko bread crumbs


  • 11" x 7" Baking Dish
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Large Bowl
  • Step 1

    Place the processed cheese product into the center of an 11”x7” glass baking dish, then surround with the macaroni. Pour the heavy cream and water over the macaroni then sprinkle over the pimento peppers, ½ cup mozzarella cheese, ½ cup cheddar cheese, salt, and pepper. Cover baking dish with aluminum foil.

  • Step 2

    To install the grill grate, position it flat on top of the heating element and gently press down until it sits into place, then close the hood. Turn dial to ROAST, set temperature to 375°F, set time to 35 minutes. Select START/STOP to begin preheating (preheating will take approx. 3 minutes).

  • Step 3

    When unit beeps to signify it is preheated and ADD FOOD is displayed, open hood and place baking dish on grill grate. Close hood to begin cooking.

  • Step 4

    When 1 minute remains, increase temperature to 425°F, and set time to 10 minutes. Then select START/STOP. Open hood, carefully remove baking dish, then close hood.

  • Step 5

    Transfer the mac and cheese to a large bowl. Add the remaining cheddar cheese and stir until the mixture is evenly combined. Place the mac and cheese back into the baking dish and top with remaining mozzarella and bread crumbs. Return the baking dish to the grill grate and close hood to continue cooking. Cook for 5 minutes or until the mozzarella is melted and bread crumbs are golden brown.

  • Step 6

    When cooking is complete, open hood and carefully remove the baking dish. Serve mac & cheese hot.