One Pot Macaroni & Cheese

Recipe courtesy of Alaska From Scratch adapted from Mel's Kitchen Cafe

3c water

1 (12oz) can evaporated milk, divided

3c elbow macaroni

1/2t salt, plus more to taste

1t cornstarch

3/4t dry mustard

3c grated cheese (your preference, I used a combination of medium cheddar and jack)

2T butter

pepper to taste

In a large non-stick pot, bring water, 1 cup of evaporated milk, macaroni, and salt to a boil over high heat, stirring often. Turn heat down to medium - medium-high and boil for 9 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Meanwhile, whisk cornstarch into remaining evaporated milk with dry mustard (other spices can be added here to your preference, like garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne, or paprika).

Add milk and cornstarch mixture to noodles. Reduce heat to medium-low. Stir in cheese and butter until smooth and creamy. If mixture is thick or stringy, add water by the 1/4 cup to smooth out. *When water is added be sure to add more salt.

Taste for seasoning and add more salt and pepper as needed. Serve immediately.

Mix-In Ideas: Peas & Diced Ham (pictured)