Oct 07, 2021

Stovetop Macaroni and Cheese

If you're in a hurry or prefer to sprinkle the dish with crumbled crackers, you can skip the bread-crumb step.

Ingredients

For Toasted Bread Crumbs:

For Creamy Macaroni and Cheese:

Instructions

Toasted Bread Crumbs Preparation

Heat oven to 350°F (175°C). Mix bread crumb ingredients together in small baking pan. Bake until golden brown and crisp, 15 to 20 minutes; set aside.

Creamy Macaroni and Cheese Preparation

Meanwhile, mix eggs, 1 cup of the evaporated milk, pepper sauce, 1/2 teaspoon of the salt, pepper, and mustard mixture in small bowl; set aside.

Meanwhile, heat 2 quarts water to boil in large heavy-bottomed saucepan or Dutch oven. Add 1-1/2 teaspoons of the salt and macaroni; cook until almost tender, but still a little firm to the bite. Drain and return to pan over low heat. Add butter; toss to melt.

Pour egg mixture over buttered noodles along with three-quarters of the cheese; stir until thoroughly combined and cheese starts to melt. Gradually add remaining milk and cheese, stirring constantly, until mixture is hot and creamy, about 5 minutes. Serve immediately topped with toasted bread crumbs.

Written by Ginger Cook