I have about half a dozen mac and cheese recipes I use from time to time, but this one is the easiest. If you want to add some meat, try a couple of chopped up, cooked chicken breasts, or, make it into Buffalo chicken mac and cheese by adding that chicken and upping the hot sauce (to taste). This recipe serves about 4, but is easy to double if you're serving more, or halve if you're serving less.
- 1/2 pound elbow macaroni
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 2 eggs
- 6 ounces evaporated milk (I rarely have this around, so I use 3/4 cup skim milk)
- 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- Fresh black pepper
- 3/4 teaspoon dry mustard
- 10 ounces sharp cheddar, shredded
In a large pot of boiling, salted water cook the pasta to al dente and drain. Return to the pot and melt in the butter. Toss to coat.
Whisk together the eggs, milk, hot sauce, salt, pepper, and mustard. Stir into the pasta and add the cheese. Over low heat continue to stir for 3 minutes or until creamy.