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Mac and Cheese #2

Ingredients: 4 cups dried macaroni

1 whole egg

4 tablespoons salted butter

1/4 cup all purpose flour

2 1/2 cup whole milk

2 teaspoons dry mustard

1 pound cheese, grated

1/2 teaspoon salt (more if needed)

1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt (more if needed)

1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

Ritz crackers, Doritos, or desired topping


Cook the macaroni until very firm.

In a small bowl, beat the egg.

In a large pot or skillet, melt the butter and sprinkle in the flour. Whisk together over medium-low heat. whisk continuously while cooking for 5 minutes.

Pour in the milk and add the mustard. Whisk until smooth. Cook for 5 minutes or until mixture is significantly thick. Reduce the heat to low.

Borrow 1/4 cup of the sauce and slowly pour it into the beaten egg. Whisk constantly to avoid cooking the egg. Whisk until smooth.

Pour the egg mixture into the sauce, whisking constantly until smooth.

Add in the cheese and stir to melt.

Add salt, seasoned salt, and pepper into the sauce. Add more if needed. More is better!

Pour in drained macaroni and stir to combine.

Pour into a baking dish, top with extra cheese and either crumpled Ritz crackers or Doritos.

Cook at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.

Pizza Mac and Cheese



1 lb penne

3 tablespoons unsalted butter

3 tablespoons all purpose flour

1/4 cup tomato paste

2 cups whole milk

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

3 cups mozzarella (grated or shredded)

1/4 lb pepperoni slices (cut into small cubes)


Preheat oven to 375 degrees

Boil water and cook pasta

While pasta is cooking, melt butter and whisk flour in a large skillet over medium heat

Add tomato paste and whisk in milk until smooth

Add oregano, red pepper flakes, and 1/2 teaspoon salt and bring to a boil (simmer on medium for 1 minute)

Pour in half the cheese

Add pasta to the mixture

Top everything with the remaining cheese

Sprinkle pepperoni

Bake for approximately 10 minutes

Homemade Mac and Cheese

I recently shared someone’s homemade mac and cheese recipe.  Yesterday, I had the desire to try it, albeit with a few minor tweaks that made this delicious dish my own. 


1 box dry elbow macaroni (16 oz)

4 Tbsp salted butter

2 cans of evaporated milk (12 oz)

1/3 cup whole milk

2 large eggs

¼ teaspoon garlic salt

4 cups grated cheddar cheese (can be bags of shredded)

2 cups grated mozzarella cheese (can be bags of shredded)

1 teaspoon paprika

1 small 8 oz back of Doritos (flavor is up to you)


Boil a pot of water.  Add the box of macaroni and a dash of salt.  Cook as desired.

Drain into colander and pour pasta back into the pot.

Add the butter.  Stir until the butter melts completely into the macaroni.

Find a large bowl.  Mix the milk, evaporated milk, eggs, and garlic salt until it is a nice fine combination of the ingredients.

Find another bowl and mix together the cheeses.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. 

Spray a 9X13 inch baking pan.

Layer the bottom of the baking pan with approximately a third of the macaroni.  Next, layer a third of the cheese.  Repeat until completed.

Pour the milk mixture over the top.

Sprinkle the paprika across the top.

Break the entire bag of Doritos and distribute over the top.  Crackers work here, as well.

Bake for 25-30 minutes.  The extra five minutes may be all it takes for that amazing crunch that I love!

Set aside to cool and enjoy!


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Have been craving this lately. I believe I am going to try this soon.