Pinterest Day: Stove Top Mac and Cheese

Anyone who is on Pinterest can attest to the desire to make or create at least one of the things we pin to our board.  But then, no one ever really gets around them.  Since my glitter heel venture, I’ve decided to bite the bullet and try another Pinterest venture, this time in the kitchen.

I found this stove-top macaroni and cheese recipe from Evil Shenanigans, and well, it turned out pretty okay.

Here are your ingredients:

8oz macaroni, or any smallish tube shaped pasta
1 tablespoon butter
6 oz evaporated milk
6 oz freshly grated cheddar cheese
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon dry mustard powder
1/4 teaspoon red pepper
Hot sauce, to taste
Salt and pepper

I’m pretty much guilty about not measuring stuff.  I’m more like, “That looks like 8 ounces!” or “I think that’s about a tablespoon”, so I’m quite lucky that it turned out pretty well.


Cook the pasta as directed, but deduct one minute from actual cooking time.  You’re going to need that one minute to prevent it from getting soggy.  Drain the pasta and put in back in the saucepan.  On medium heat, melt the butter well.

Mix together the egg, milk, mustard and red pepper, then pour it over the pasta.  It’ll thicken in about four minutes.  Remove pasta from the heat and slowly stir in the cheese.

No, I didn’t measure the cheese.  You can never have too much cheese.  Ask my niece Chuchi.

My finished product:


I know it’s nowhere close to the one from Pinterest, and I believe it’s mainly because I used too little milk.  The mac and cheese turned out quite “webby” with the cheese absolutely visible when pulled apart. What I liked about it though is the fact that I substituted ½ teaspoon of red pepper for the hot sauce.  It was like mac and cheese with a kick.

What I was trying to recreate:

Photo from Evil Shenanigans

Next time I do this, it would be best to measure everything right?  Hahaha.  I find that funny because I know I’ll approximate yet again.  And dump more milk and cheese.  And more spicy stuff.  Oh well.

This dish goes best with meat.  It’s also a good afternoon snack.  Kids will go crazy for this.

Till the next Pinterest day!

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