{Crazy Cooking Challenge} Creamy Stove Top Macaroni and Cheese

I received an invitation a little while back from Tina from Mom’s Crazy Cooking asking me if I wanted to participate in the Crazy Cooking Challenge she is hosting. Let’s see… crazy… cooking… challenge… yes, please! I’m always game for something crazy (or is that cooking???)


The challenge this month is Macaroni and Cheese. We were to look around blogland and find the best recipe out there. The fun part? We have to search blogland. Not the big time food sites. I loved this part of it.

I had a hard time choosing between  Mommy! I’m Hungry’s recipe and this one. But after reading Jen’s post saying this mac and cheese was (and I quote) “Stupid good and stupid easy,” well, I just knew it was the recipe for me. And am I so darn glad I listened to Mrs. Jen B! She was not joking. This mac and cheese is amazing!!!

Jen’s blog, The Misadventures of Mrs. B, is fantastic! Her recipes are wonderful. She makes all the kinds of foods I would LOVE!

Okay, so on to the Macaroni and Cheese. Her recipe was Alton Brown’s recipe. Have you heard of Alton Brown? I feel like we go way back, he and I. My kids and I snuggle up together at night and watch Alton cook up a storm. We love it. So I was pretty convinced that this was going to be a good recipe.

* 1/2 pound elbow macaroni
* 4 Tbsp. Butter
* 2 eggs
* 6 oz. evaporated milk
* 1/2 tsp. hot sauce
* 1 tsp. Kosher salt
* black pepper to taste
* 3/4 tsp. dry mustard
* 10 oz shredded cheddar cheese

In a large pot of salted, boiling water cook the pasta to al dente and drain. Return pasta to the pot and add the butter. Melt and toss to coat.

In a bowl, whisk together the milk, eggs, hot sauce, salt and pepper and dry mustard.

Stir into the pasta.

Add the grated cheese. But first, is there anything better than cheese? I mean really. Cheese rocks!

Cook over low heat and stir until cheese is melted and you can’t take it any more, you just have to start eating it.

I doubled the recipe (of course). We’re macaroni and cheese nuts in my house. We love it!

Here’s the links to all the amazing recipes this month. Look at all that cheese! I’m in heaven!

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  1. Ohhhh..what fun! I’m going to go through ALL these mac and cheese recipes one at a time. My entire Fall is now planned!

  2. Love seeing all these great Macaroni and Cheese recipes today. Perfect for the cooling weather.

  3. ooo Gosh!! look how creamy that is!!

    Stopping by from the MACARONI & CHEESE Linky Party through Moms Crazy Cooking

  4. YUM!! looks great! I’m going to have to try this one next!

  5. Stupid good, stupid easy and looks stupid delicious!

    My Crazy Cooking Challenge entry: Velvety Mac & Cheese.

    Cook Lisa Cook

  6. MMMM – this looks wonderful – I thought that Jen’s version looked amazing too. Something about the creamy deliciousness of M&C makes me happy… even just thinking about it!

  7. So much fun hopping from blog to blog! Your recipe looks delicious and very creamy!

    Stopping by on my way through the links from Moms Cooking Challenge!

  8. Now I want Macaroni and Cheese!

  9. Yummm, I picked the same recipe for my macaroni and cheese too, haha, so I know first hand how good and easy this one was!

    And I’m your newest follower. Hope you’ll stop by my blog and link up a recipe or two on my whisking Wednesday link party!


  10. Super Yummo! This recipe looks amazing. This was my first time joining the CCC – can’t wait for next month’s challenge.


  11. PS – the only cooking show my hubby will willingly watch is Alton’s.

  12. Thanks for joining CCC, I can’t wait for next month, Chocolate Chip Cookies, YEA! My family too are MAC & CHEESE nuts!

  13. I love Jen’s blog – and stupid good and stupid easy is the way to go!

    Crazy Cooking Challenge: Beer Mac and Cheese
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  14. Nothing says comfort food like homemade mac & cheese. Love your version!!

  15. Your version of mac ‘n’ cheese is soo mouth-watering! Looking forward to joining you in CCC next month too.

  16. I am new to your blog, and just wanted to say thanks for the yummy recipes!

  17. Yay! 🙂 Isn’t it the best? I don’t know what I’ll do without Good Eats, though I’ve heard he’s going to be moving on to a new project. That show is just genius – you learn about food and the science behind it.

    Thanks so much for the shout-out, too!

  18. Omg, I wish I stumbled upon this before I tried a different mac n cheese recipe (which I will admit, I have had better!)

  19. Mmm…it looks so cheesy and creamy!!! Thanks for sharing your recipe!

    Come check my CCC post: http://kaylasmalltownlife.blogspot.com/2011/09/crazy-cooking-challenge-1-ultimate.html

  20. Oh my! This looks so cheesy and creamy. Just what you’d except a macaroni and cheese recipe to be.

  21. Looks yummy and simple! You can see my Italian Mac and Cheese at http://thecrunchymamacita.blogspot.com/2011/09/italian-mac-cheese.html

    Paige @ thecrunchymamacita.blogspot.com

  22. nom nom nom!!!

  23. I always have such a problem trying to get homemade mac’n’cheese to be creamy. So THANK you sooo soo much for this 🙂

    Stopping by from CCC – #17

  24. Looks good.

    We’d love you to share your recipes with us at
    Simply Delish Saturday

    Have a great weekend.

  25. Oh yum. I really like this one because you don’t have to bake it!


  26. wow. mac & cheese is one of the great loves of my life. and now i have 58 different ways to try it.

    this is an extremely dangerous linky for me.

  27. I found that exact recipe somewhere online a few years ago. I love it!! But, since I like a smooth texture, I changed the cheese to a mix of American & cheddar. So easy, so cheesy!! Good luck!

  28. I just love your Mac N Cheese and it was a lot of fun cooking with this great group! Hope you are having a wonderful week and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  29. I have no words….

  30. This is one of the best gosh dang mac n cheese I have ever seen! Quite a lot of thanks to you!

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