Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

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.

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.
Most Helpful

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!

loof February 26, 2009

My boyfriend only likes kraft macaroni & cheese and he actually liked this. I thought it was easy to make and very good. The hot sauce didn't make it hot at all, but added a nice flavor. I left off the bread crumb topping because we don't really like cru nchy with our mac and cheese. Will make again for sure. Thanks for posting

Madimaymomma October 13, 2008

I made this recipe for my sons Birthday dinner. I am a single Dad and don't cook recipes too often. It would have been great if it wasn't for the bread crumbs. It says 2 cups of bread crumbs and then sprinkle bread crumbs over mac and cheese. DO NOT need 2 cups of bread crumbs. Maybe a 1/2 cup at the most. I poored all bread crumbs over mac and cheese and it completely ruined it. Unfortunately had to throw it in the trash it was so bad. Waste of time and money.

Chris M. November 07, 2015