Savor the ‘Spicy Pimento Mac & Cheese with Panko’: where creamy pimento cheese meets a zesty kick, all under a golden, crispy panko crust.
– Choose the Right Pasta: Go for shapes that trap and hold the cheese sauce well, like elbow macaroni, shells, or cavatappi. Ensure the pasta is cooked al dente, as it will continue to cook a bit in the oven.
1. Sandwiches & Wraps: Slather it between slices of your favorite bread with some lettuce and tomato for a delicious sandwich. Or, roll it up in a wrap with some sliced turkey or veggies. 2. Stuffed Veggies: Scoop out the center of cherry tomatoes or baby bell peppers and fill them with pimento cheese for a delightful appetizer or snack. 3. Baked Potato Topper: Next time you bake or grill potatoes, consider dolloping them with this zesty spread. Trust me, it’s a game-changer! 4. Dip for Chips: Serve it as a dip alongside tortilla chips, pretzels, or even crunchy veggies like celery and carrot sticks. 5. Burger Enhancer: Spread some on your burger bun for an elevated, cheesy burger experience..
– Panko Prep: Toss your panko breadcrumbs in a bit of melted butter before sprinkling on top. It helps them brown evenly and adds a richer flavor.
– Fresh Grate When Possible: If you’re using additional cheeses, freshly grated cheese melts better than pre-packaged shredded cheese which often contains anti-caking agents.