{recipe} The Best Homemade Mac and Cheese You Can Make in 15 Minutes

I thought I knew a good way to make fast homemade mac and cheese, but I’m reconsidering now that I have figured this method out. This recipe is totally weird and totally magical. I can’t actually figure out why this odd combination of ingredients would make such good macaroni and cheese, but it does. If you don’t believe me, try it!

The Best Homemade Mac and Cheese You Can Make in 15 Minutes

When I first started sifting through mac and cheese recipes for inspiration and guidance, I noticed some odd things. Like, that some called for whole eggs. What? Others called for evaporated milk. Isn’t that for pumpkin pie only? I mean, it’s just bizarre. But some experimentation led to this recipe and I am just as surprised as you are that putting these things into your macaroni and cheese is the key to success.

Also, I am not exaggerating when I say it takes 15 minutes. It might even take fewer. You boil some macaroni, then mix in a few things, some shredded cheese, and cook it for another 2-3 minutes. Then you eat it. So basically, it takes about as long as making it from the box. But it tastes so much better.

Recipe: The Best Homemade Mac and Cheese You Can Make in 15 Minutes
serves 4-6


  • 8 oz. macaroni noodles
  • 3/4 cup (6 oz.) evaporated milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp smooth dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 Tblsp butter
  • 2 cups shredded cheese


  • Cook noodles according to package directions to al dente. While noodles are cooking, combine evaporated milk, egg, mustard, and salt in a bowl and whisk together until smooth. Set aside.
  • Turn off heat. Drain noodles and return to pot. Add butter and stir to melt and coat noodles.
  • Add milk and egg mixture, and shredded cheese, and turn the heat to low. Cook, stirring, for 2-3 minutes, until mixture thickens and cheese is melted.
  • Serve immediately.
  • To reheat leftovers, spread in a baking dish and cook on 350 F for about 20 minutes.
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1 15 Minute Mac & Cheese - The Cookie Rookie { 06.23.14 at 5:54 pm }

[…] found this recipe HERE.  its a great blog started by a chef.  she has all sorts of great tips and tricks of the trade. […]

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