Skillet Macaroni and Cheese
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A box of macaroni and cheese seems like a convenient weeknight option, but our homemade skillet version takes only 30 minutes-and tastes worlds better.
WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS
Macaroni and cheese is a classic comfort dish, but often requires using (and washing) multiple dishes. We wanted to prepare a macaroni and cheese recipe in just one pan without losing its rich, satisfying flavor. To do this, we made homemad... Read More
GATHER YOUR INGREDIENTS
BEFORE YOU BEGIN
We prefer homemade bread crumbs. To make them, pulse 2 slices of hearty white sandwich bread in a food processor until coarsely ground.
Melt butter in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add bread crumbs, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper and cook, stirring frequently, until deep golden brown, about 5 minutes. Transfer to bowl and wipe out skillet.
Bring water, 1 1/4 cups evaporated milk, and 1/2 teaspoon salt to simmer in skillet over medium-high heat. Add macaroni and cook, stirring often, until macaroni is al dente, 8 to 10 minutes.
Whisk remaining evaporated milk, cornstarch, and hot sauce in small bowl, then stir into skillet. Simmer until slightly thickened, about 1 minute. Off heat, stir in cheeses, one handful at a time, adding water as needed to adjust consistency. Sprinkle with toasted bread crumbs. Serve.