John Legend’s Mac & Cheese

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I’ve been looking for a good Mac & Cheese Recipe, so when I came across John Legend’s Mac & Cheese http://pinterest.com/pin/91901648616982745/ I thought I’d give it a try.  I actually committed to this recipe the night before I looked closely at the ingredient list.   Two cans of evaporated milk, 4 Tablespoons butter, tons of cheese…my arteries were clogging just reading the list!  So I decided to cut down the serving and make it as a side dish.  I also only used a half of can of evaporated milk instead of the 2 cans asked for.  The dish still turned out great, even with less evaporated milk.  I served it with chicken and lots of greens!!

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, plus more for baking dish
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 3 cups elbow macaroni
  • 2 (12-ounce) cans evaporated milk
  • 1/3 cup skim milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 (8-ounce) packages extra-sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 (8-ounce) package Monterey Jack cheese, grated
  • Paprika, for sprinkling

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Generously butter a 13-by-9-inch glass baking dish; set aside. Bring a large pot of water to a boil; add salt and macaroni. Cook until al dente according to package directions. Drain, and return to pot. Add butter, and toss until pasta is coated and butter has melted; set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together evaporated milk, skim milk, and eggs. Add seasoned salt, garlic powder, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper; set aside. In another medium bowl, combine cheeses; set aside.
  3. Place 1/3 macaroni in an even layer in the bottom of prepared baking dish; cover evenly with 1/3 cheese. Repeat with remaining macaroni and cheese mixture. Pour milk mixture evenly over contents of baking dish. Sprinkle with paprika. Bake until top layer is lightly browned, 35 to 45 minutes. Let stand 10 to 15 minutes before serving.

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