Over Thanksgiving my sister requested this recipe. She tried making a homestyle baked version of Mac and Cheese and her kids did not take the bait. I promised her they would love this one.
Homemade Macaroni and Cheese
1/2 pound elbow macaroni
4 tablespoons butter
6 ounces evaporated milk
1/2 teaspoon hot sauce (if you like that kick)
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. (While it's cooking shred the cheddar.) 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.
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