Macaroni and Cheese

Toasted Bread Crumbs:

Creamy Macaroni and Cheese: Directions:
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Mix bread crumb ingredients together in small baking pan. Bake until golden brown and crisp, 15 to 20 minutes; set aside.

Meanwhile, mix eggs, 1 cup of the evaporated milk, pepper sauce, 1/2 teaspoon of the salt, pepper, and mustard mixture in small bowl; set aside.

Meanwhile, heat 2 quarts water to boil in large heavy-bottomed saucepan or Dutch oven. Add 1 1/2 teaspoons of the salt and macaroni; cook until almost tender, but still a little firm to the bite. Drain and return to pan over low heat. Add butter; toss to melt.

Pour egg mixture over buttered noodles along with three-quarters of the cheese; stir until thoroughly combined and cheese starts to melt. Gradually add remaining milk and cheese, stirring constantly, until mixture is hot and creamy, about 5 minutes. Serve immediately topped with toasted bread crumbs.

Servings: 4 as a main course
Time to Prepare: 20 minutes

Submitted By: Betsy
Original Source: The Best Recipe

The bread crumbs are optional. I like 'em- Nate doesn't. C'est la vie!

Additional Comments:
Cristin - Really yummy & very, very crowd pleasing--I make it without bread crumbs to facilitate better reheating of leftovers. A great alternative to a baked mac & cheese recipe, since it comes together fast on the stovetop.

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