Creamy Skillet Mac & Cheese
 
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This homemade Mac & Cheese can be made in just a few minutes, and it's made with all real ingredients (no powdered cheese, here!). Recipe source: Mel's Kitchen Cafe
Serves: 6-8 servings
Ingredients
  • 3 and ½ cups water, plus extra if needed
  • 1 (12-ounce) can evaporated milk
  • 16 ounces (1lb) elbow macaroni
  • ½ cup milk or half and half
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • ½ teaspoon mustard (regular or dry)
  • ¼ teaspoon hot sauce
  • 6 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded (1 and ½ cups)
  • 6 ounces Monterey Jack cheese, shredded (1 and ½ cups)
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into small chunks
  • Black pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. In a large, 12-inch skillet, combine water, evaporated milk, salt and macaroni.
  2. Heat over medium-high heat until simmering.
  3. Simmer for 9-12 minutes, or until pasta is tender. Stir frequently to prevent sticking.
  4. Meanwhile, shred cheese and set aside.
  5. In a measuring cup, whisk together milk, cornstarch, mustard and hot sauce. Set aside.
  6. Once noodles are tender, add milk mixture. Stir and simmer until sauce thickens slightly, about 2 minutes.
  7. Remove from heat, and add cheese, one handful at a time. Stir to combine after each addition.
  8. If you need additional liquid at this point, you can add a bit of water or milk/half and half to reach desired consistency. I did add a couple of splashes of milk to mine.
  9. Add butter and stir.
  10. Season to taste with additional salt and black pepper.
  11. Enjoy warm.
Recipe by Lemon Sugar at http://lemon-sugar.com/2013/09/creamy-skillet-mac-cheese.html/