Southern Style Bacon & Pimento Mac and Cheese

June 3, 2021

Made with 5 different types of cheese for the ultimate creamy and cheesy dish! Savory bacon and sweet pimentos add extra flair to this southern style mac and cheese. Top with toasted panko for a crunchy finish and you have yourself a crowd favorite!

Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 75 mins
Serving size: 4



  • Preheat the oven to 400F.
  • Pat shrimp dry with paper towels; season with sea salt.
  • Create a breading station with three shallow bowls. In the first bowl add the flour, the second bowl combine the egg whites with the Chipotle Lime Rub & Seasoning, and in the third bowl combine the shredded coconut and panko.
  • Dip each shrimp in the flour, then egg whites, then panko and lay on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  • Bake 10- 12 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Meanwhile in a small saucepan over high heat whisk together the water and cornstarch until the corn starch is no longer lumpy. Then add the ketchup, soy sauce, vinegar, and juice. Bring to a boil and let sauce reduce about 4-5 minutes until thickened.
  • Serve with fresh cilantro, lemon wedges, and Sweet Chili Dipping Sauce.