Skillet Mac and Cheese

Mac and cheese is a staple recipe that everyone needs to have. It works great as a main dish or is awesome as a side.

This version is quick and easy and all made in a skillet. I love a recipe that can all be made in one pan! This is a great alternative to making mac and cheese from a box.

I love to make it as a side dish for the meatloaf patty recipe that I have shared before. This recipe is simple enough for the kids to make too.

Skillet Mac and Cheese |

Skillet Mac and Cheese
  • 3½ cups water, plus extra if needed
  • 1 (12 oz) can evaporated milk
  • 12 oz (about 3 cups) elbow macaroni
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • ½ tsp dry mustard
  • 6 oz cheddar cheese, shredded (1½ cups)
  • 6 oz Monterey Jack cheese, shredded (1½ cups)
  • 2 Tbsp butter, cut into small chunks
  • Ground black pepper to taste
  1. Bring 3½ cups water, 1 cup of the evaporated milk, the macaroni, and ½ teaspoon salt to a simmer in a 12-inch nonstick skillet over high heat. Cook at a vigorous simmer, stirring often, until the macaroni is tender and the liquid has thickened, 9 to 12 minutes.
  2. Whisk the remaining ½ cup evaporated milk, the cornstarch, mustard and hot sauce together in a small bowl, then stir into the skillet. Continue to simmer slightly thickened, about 1 minute.
  3. Off the heat, stir in the cheddar and Monterey Jack, one handful at a time, adding water as needed to adjust the consistency of the sauce (I didn’t need any additional water when I made it). Stir in the butter and season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately. Serves 4-6.

Recipe adapted from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe.

One comment on “Skillet Mac and Cheese

  • This looks yummy! I see hot sauce is mentioned in the directions, but it’s not listed in the ingredients. What kind of hot sauce and how much do I use? Thank you.

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