Easy silky, cheesy Stovetop Mac and Cheese that can be made from scratch and ready in 20 minutes plus it’s kid friendly!
Nothing beats a good mac and cheese made from scratch! While we’ve all had the instant kind, the homemade kind is literally life changing. We’re talking stuff that dreams are made of.
While you might shy away from making this at home because of time constraints, don’t worry. I have a 20 minute recipe for stovetop mac and cheese for you today that’s kid friendly and so so good. It couldn’t get any easier and beats the box kind any day! I mean, come on people, it has real cheese, lots of it!
We’ve got macaroni, butter, and lots of cheese coming together in mouth orgasm inducing combinations cooking up on the stovetop today! Yeah, I can get a little crazy when it comes to mac and cheese and that’s because it’s one of my favorite comfort foods ever.
Mac and cheese, at least the box version, is something most of used to lived on during college, but then I learned to make it myself, thanks to Alton Brown, who is my favorite food network chef ever, and I never looked back. I never even bought a box of mac and cheese again. What can I say besides thank you, Alton Brown!
HOW DO YOU MAKE STOVETOP MAC AND CHEESE?
I said this was easy, didn’t I? Simply boil the macaroni according to package instructions.
In a small bowl whisk together the evaporated milk, eggs, dry mustard, hot sauce, salt and pepper.
Drain the pasta and return to pot. Melt in the butter, then stir in the egg/milk mixture. Turn the heat down to low, then stir in the cheese and cook for another 3 minutes or until the cheese melts.
That’s it! Told you, super simple!
WHAT IS THE BEST CHEESE TO USE FOR MAC AND CHEESE?
Nothing beats a good sharp cheddar because it’s firm, rich, mellow, great melting power and a smooth flavor. A good sharp cheddar is the crowd favorite. Other cheese you can experiment with that are also great are Monterey Jack, Gruyere, Havarti, Emmental, Fontina or Gouda.
WHY USE EVAPORATED MILK FOR MAC AND CHEESE
Evaporated milk is often used to provide a creaminess or body without the fat of real cream. You can use regular milk instead.
WHAT CAN YOU SERVE WITH MAC AND CHEESE
Here are some sides that you can serve along with this dish:
- Italian Roasted Mushrooms and Veggies
- The Ultimate Roasted Broccoli
- Garlic Parmesan Roasted Brussels Sprouts
- Balsamic Parmesan Roasted Asparagus and Tomatoes
HOW TO STORE LEFTOVER MAC AND CHEESE
Store mac and cheese in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days, but make sure it’s cooled completely before storing it in the fridge.
CAN YOU FREEZE MACARONI AND CHEESE
Yes, you can freeze macaroni and cheese. Store it in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 2 months. You can also store it in a baking dish covered tightly with aluminum foil. Bake, frozen and covered with foil at 350 F degrees for 1 hour.
TRY THESE OTHER MACARONI AND CHEESE RECIPES:
- One Pot Chili Mac and Cheese
- Baked Mac and Cheese
- BBQ Chicken Mac and Cheese
- The Ultimate Mac and Cheese
- Carbonara Mac ‘n Cheese Soufflé
Easy Stovetop Mac and Cheese
- Boil the macaroni according to package instructions, for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente.
- Meanwhile, in a small bowl whisk together the evaporated milk, eggs, dry mustard, hot sauce, salt and pepper.
- Drain the pasta and return to pot. Melt in the butter, then stir in the egg/milk mixture. Turn the heat down to low, then stir in the cheese and cook for another 3 minutes or until the cheese melts.