15 minute mac & cheese

there was a time, not long ago, when i literally couldn’t cook a thing.  not a single thing.  my roommate joked that i couldn’t make instant coffee.  it was a sad sad situation.  i would get nervous when i would babysit…”what if the kids need me to cook dinner???” ha, looking back it seems pretty silly.  if i would have learned this one simple recipe a couple years ago…i might have never gone on this cooking journey.  its so easy and so good…it might have been all i needed.

15 minute mac and cheese!! the only recipe you will ever need. i wish i had learned this years ago!

we found this recipe HERE.  its a great blog started by a chef.  she has all sorts of great tips and tricks of the trade.  be sure to check out her blog! we made a couple changes, but overall we LOVE the recipe.  i’ll be making this for years.

15 minute mac and cheese!! the only recipe you will ever need. i wish i had learned this years ago!this recipe literally takes 15 minutes or less.  just the time it takes to boil noodles and add your ingredients.  that is it.  perfect, right??  the ingredients sound a bit strange; egg, evaporated milk, mustard…but somehow they all come together to make the best mac and cheese i have ever had (except for maybe panera’s mac and cheese…that stuff is just incredible).

15 minute mac and cheese!! the only recipe you will ever need. i wish i had learned this years ago!we made this when we were in kirksville for Christmas last weekend.  Desdi and Scout were great helpers.  look at our little future chef checking out mom’s cookbooks! scout is only interested in checking out the food itself.

dez helping grandma cook :)

does it get any cuter than that??? desdi is OBSESSED with my  mom.  as in, none of us even exist when my mom is in the room.  i think that picture is so cute.  dez loves her grandma doozie (thats what mom wants to be called.  we are currently starting a family petition to fight it from going forward :)

15 minute mac and cheese!! the only recipe you will ever need. i wish i had learned this years ago!

macaroni and cheese just became my new favorite meal!

15 minute mac and cheese!! the only recipe you will ever need. i wish i had learned this years ago!

you could make this recipe so many different ways.  you could add fun cheeses, tomatoes, chicken or shrimp, go crazy folks! a great base recipe is a wonderful thing.  make it your own.  use the ingredients your family loves.  yum!

15 minute mac and cheese!! the only recipe you will ever need. i wish i had learned this years ago!

creamy goodness.  (i told you i love cheese!!)

15 minute mac and cheese!! the only recipe you will ever need. i wish i had learned this years ago!

comfort food is best when it only takes 15 minutes to make.  just sit back, relax, and be comforted. delicious!!!

15 minute mac and cheese!! the only recipe you will ever need. i wish i had learned this years ago!

enjoy!

15 minute mac & cheese

Course: pasta
Author: the cookie rookie
this is the easiest and best mac & cheese you will ever make!
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Ingredients

  • 8 oz. macaroni noodles
  • 3/4 cup 6 oz. evaporated milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp smooth dijon mustard
  • 1/8 t nutmeg
  • 1 t dried basil
  • 1 tsp salt or to taste
  • 4 T butter
  • 2 cups shredded cheese we used 1 1/2 cup mexican blend as well as 1/2 cup bellavitano sartori chai tea cheese. from hyvee. you could use any sartori cheese or gruyere to give it an extra kick. if you can't find those, any shredded cheese will work. use the kind you like best
  • pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Cook noodles according to package directions to al dente.
  2. while you're cooking the noodles, combine everything except the butter in a medium sized bowl and set aside.
  3. melt the butter in a microwave safe bowl and set aside.
  4. once noodles are done, drain and return to the pot (turn off heat) add butter and stir to coat the noodles.
  5. add the egg mixture to noodles and turn the heat to low. Cook, stirring, for 2-3 minutes, until mixture thickens and cheese is melted.
  6. Serve immediately. (it will thicken and dry out if you wait too long)
  7. enjoy!

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Joseph
I have always made a mac and cheese recipe similar to this. I use New York white cheddar, sharp cheddar, a small amount of Velveeta for creaminess and Gruyere. I also use heavy cream. I will definitely use your recipe for now on because it is quicker and cheaper. I just can't justify spending $35 on cheese when it's just for Cash and I. :)
    becky gall hardin
    Yours sounds good too! And yeah I hear you on saving money. Eating for one or two is so expensive and our leftovers always seem to go to waste. The cheaper the better. Cash is so cute :)
    becky gall hardin
    I am sure cash appreciates the $35 mac and cheese :)
karen @ offthemeathook
Thanks for the kind words - I'm glad you like the recipe and your changes look delicious. Happy new year!
Lynne
Does the egg curdle or cook stringy when you add the mix to the hot pasta? I am quite keen to try this as I like using proper ingredients instead of " can of cream of this soup or "envelope of that dressing" etc. :-)
    becky gall hardin
    no it was very smooth and creamy for us. I hope you give it a try! let me know how you like it!! thanks so much for stopping by :)
sera
I am keen to try this recipe, but was wondering how many servings it made? thanks :)
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