Tuesday, May 18, 2010

My Favorite Macaroni and Cheese

I love macaroni and cheese--it's the classic comfort food.  I've tried lots of different recipes for baked macaroni and cheese and, honestly, none of them really cause my heart to flutter.  I couldn't seem to find the flavor I was looking for, plus it took more time than I wanted to devote to mac and cheese.  Let's face it--the beauty of the blue box is it's ease and quick prep.

This macaroni and cheese changed all of that for me. 

Really.

It's a great stovetop recipe that I adapted from Alton Brown's mac and cheese recipe.  It is just as quick as the good old Kraft dinner, but the flavor is so yummy!  It makes homemade mac and cheese a real option for a quick lunch -- and there's no cheese powder involved!

Here's your ingredient list:


Macaroni, butter, eggs, evaporated mik, hot sauce, salt, mustard powder, extra sharp cheddar, and medium cheddar.  Ignore the cayenne...it snuck into the picture.


First boil your macaroni.


Give it a good drain.


Back in the pot mix together the macaroni and butter.


While that is cooling a bit, mix together the eggs, evaporated milk, hot sauce, salt, and mustard. 


Add the liquid mixture to the macaroni and give it a good stir.


Add the cheeses.  I've tried this with just medium cheddar, and I have to say that the sharp really adds depth and flavor to the mac and cheese.  I usually use about 2 cups of extra sharp and 1 cup of medium.

Stir over low heat until the cheese is all melted.
 

Wow.

Yum.

I may have to take a moment here.  Creamy, luscious mac and cheese -- in 15 minutes?  This is the stuff of my dreams. 

Hope you enjoy!

Stovetop Macaroni and Cheese

2 cups dry macaroni
2 Tbsp. butter
2 eggs
6 ounces evaporated milk
1/2 teaspoon hot sauce
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon dry mustard
2 cups sharp cheddar cheese
1 cup medium cheddar cheese

Boil macaroni.  Drain, then return to the pot with the butter.  In a separate bowl, mix together the eggs, milk, hot sauce, salt, and dry mustard.  Add to the macaroni and stir well.  Add the cheeses and stir over low until smooth and creamy.  Enjoy!

3 comments:

Robyn said...

Wow that does look easy & yummy! I am a big fan of more creamy mac & cheese, but yours looks like it fits the bill. Plus it didn't seem like it took much more time than boiling the noodles:)

Sinful Southern Sweets said...

That looks great!! Mac & Cheese is the one thing I can get every person in my house to eat. I'm trying this for sure!

MommaLynn said...

Looks divine! Definately going to try this recipe! Mmmm! Thanks!