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One Pot Macaroni and Cheese

adapted from Cook's Illustrated magazine
Course: Entree
Cuisine: Vegetarian
Servings: 4
Author: Cynthia


  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 can of evaporated milk
  • 1 tsp. dry mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 3/4 pound macaroni use brown rice pasta for gluten free version
  • 6 Tbl. butter I use unsalted
  • 10 oz. grated cheese about 3 cups (I used sharp cheddar)
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Mix eggs, evaporated milk, 1/2 tsp salt, cayenne pepper and mustard in a measuring cup or bowl.
  • Boil macaroni in salted water until nearly done. You want to drain when it's al dente, because you're going to continue cooking it on the stove for a few more minutes.
  • Returned drained macaroni to pot and add the butter to melt and coat the pasta over a low heat.
  • Add egg mixture and part of the cheese and stir constantly over low heat, about 7 minutes. Gradually add remaining cheese. Season with salt and pepper. (Try a pinch of white pepper if you have it)
  • If you want to, you can top it with bread crumbs and bake it, but around here, the forks are usually in the pot "testing", before I can get it on the plate.