Sunday, February 20, 2011

Stovetop Mac-n-Cheese

Used a pic from the web!
Pasta is not a regular at our table, much to John's dismay. I've never been a big pasta eater (despite several years of a spaghetti-loving roommate... sorry, Big Z!) and the girls aren't crazy about it either. Despite such mixed pasta-palates, we do fix it now and again because it's: a) easy; b) fast; c) super versatile; d) daddy likey.

Today for lunch, I used a Stovetop Macaroni and Cheese recipe that I found here. This little meal met requirements a, b, c, and d above, but I'll toss in an "e": tasty! Seriously, for a homemade mac-n-cheese, this is the best one I've had. Here's what I did (just slightly different from the original recipe):

Stovetop Mac-n-Cheese
  • 6 oz or so of pasta - I bought some organic bulk mini vegetable shells
  • 2 T organic unsalted butter
  • 10 oz evaporated milk (2%)
  • 2 organic eggs
  • 8 oz (or so) shredded colby jack cheese
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp dry mustard
    • Cook pasta
    • Whisk together evaporated milk, egg, salt, mustard powder
    • Drain pasta; return pot to stove; add butter and hot pasta
    • Stir in milk/egg mixture; add cheese
    • Cook all over low or medium-low until creamy (I stress about raw stuff, so I kept the heat a bit higher just to make sure the egg wasn't an issue)

All-in-all, I thought this was quite a nice little Sunday lunch. The girls enjoyed it with some organic carrot and red pepper slices (with dip, of course!), organic cherry tomatoes, and a few organic strawberries for dessert! 


  1. I love following this blog and I have been searching for a "non velvetta" version of mac and cheese that my kids will eat for quite a while now to no avail...I am trying this for sure! Thanks for posting!

  2. Hi Christi! Thanks for following the blog! Yes, this recipe was a winner, in my opinion. If you looked at the original recipe, I increased the evaporated milk to make it creamier and I decreased the mustard powder. Even at 1/2 tsp, it was still noticeable so you could omit all together if your little ones have sensitive tastebuds. And the shredded cheese - just add more if you think it needs it! Let me know what you think and thanks again for visiting/commenting! Take care, Erin