How to Make Creamy Skillet Mac and Cheese

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How to Make Creamy Skillet Mac and Cheese Recipe
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Add 3 1/2 cups of water to 12" skillet.  Pour in 1 cup evaporated milk.

Add 3 1/2 cups of water to 12" skillet. Pour in 1 cup evaporated milk.

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Add macaroni.  Bring to a boil over high heat then simmer for 10 minutes stirring often.

Add macaroni. Bring to a boil over high heat then simmer for 10 minutes stirring often.

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It will look like this, but keep stirring.

It will look like this, but keep stirring.

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As it simmers, the liquid starts to evaporate.  It's very important to keep stirring so the pasta doesn't stick to the pan.

As it simmers, the liquid starts to evaporate. It's very important to keep stirring so the pasta doesn't stick to the pan.

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Keep stirring!

Keep stirring!

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In a separate bowl, add cornstarch.

In a separate bowl, add cornstarch.

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Pour in 1/2 cup evaporated milk.

Pour in 1/2 cup evaporated milk.

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Add dry mustard.

Add dry mustard.

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Add hot sauce

Add hot sauce

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Whisk well.

Whisk well.

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Pour into pasta mixture and simmer for 1 minute until sauce is thickened.

Pour into pasta mixture and simmer for 1 minute until sauce is thickened.

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Like this.

Like this.

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Cut butter.

Cut butter.

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Pour pasta in a large serving bowl.  Add cheese, one handful at a time.  Stir to blend.

Pour pasta in a large serving bowl. Add cheese, one handful at a time. Stir to blend.

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If it feels too sticky, you can add a little bit of water to make the consistency how you like it.

If it feels too sticky, you can add a little bit of water to make the consistency how you like it.

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Add butter, salt and pepper.  Stir well.

Add butter, salt and pepper. Stir well.

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Sprinkle with cooked bacon (Optional).  Serve and enjoy!

Sprinkle with cooked bacon (Optional). Serve and enjoy!

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