Skillet Macaroni and Cheese

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Lainey39

I have another version of Skillet Macaroni and Cheese posted, but this one is different with the cheeses it includes and several other ingredients. In addition, it adds a bit of heat with the hot sauce. This recipe calls for homemade bread crumbs. To make them, pulse 2 slices of hearty white sandwich bread in a food processor until coarsely ground. The recipe is from Cook's Country.

Top Review by loof751

This is a great, one-pan easy homemade mac-n-cheese! The hot sauce is a necessary addition - didn't add any heat, just a nice rich flavor. I only added 4 cups of cheese (2 of each kind) and it was plenty creamy and cheesey. Thanks for posting this great recipe!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt butter in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Add bread crumbs, 1/4 t salt, and 1/4 t pepper and cook, stirring frequently, until deep golden brown, about 5 minutes.
  3. Transfer to bowl and wipe out skillet.
  4. Bring water, 1 1/4 cups evaporated milk, and 1/2 t salt to simmer in skillet over medium-high heat.
  5. Add macaroni and cook, stirring often, until macaroni is al dente, 8-10 minutes.
  6. Whisk remaining evaporated milk, cornstarch, and hot sauce in small bowl, then stir into skillet.
  7. Simmer until slightly thickened, about 1 minute.
  8. Off heat, stir in cheeses, one handful at a time, adding water as needed to adjust consistency.
  9. Sprinkle with toasted bread crumbs.
  10. Serve.

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