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RECIPE BOX: Pimentos add a nice flavor to mac and cheese

Staff Photo: Julie Wells. Cook up this extra cheesy dish in 30 minutes or less.

Staff Photo: Julie Wells. Cook up this extra cheesy dish in 30 minutes or less.

Are you tired of just eating plain old macaroni and cheese? If so, you might want to stir up this cheesy version of mac-n-cheese.

I received this recipe from a friend of mine, Jessica Frankfort. If you've visited the Citizen anytime over the years, then you've probably met her smiling face. She was our receptionist for a couple of years until her husband's job called for them to make a big move overseas.

The first time I tried this recipe was at a company function. Jessica brought this dish and everyone was raving over it. It doesn't take long to whip up. I'm all about a fast and easy dish, and it has a fantastic flavor.

Jessica would offer up cooking ideas to me and I am thankful she did. She is quite the little hostess, as well.

This dish consists of noodles, cheese, mayonnaise, cream of chicken soup, more cheese, diced pimentos and onions, and did I mention cheese? And by the way, I'm not usually a fan of dishes with pimentos, but this one is too good to pass up.

My husband tried it the other night, and he loved it. I guess it helps that it has a pound of cheese in it.

It takes less than 30 minutes to bake, so while you've got the mac-n-cheese in the oven baking, make the rest of your dinner, too. With some barbecue chicken and a salad or some green beans, it makes a wonderful homemade meal.