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Wendy's Mac and Cheese
Servings: 6
  • 8 ounces of elbow macaroni, ~2 cups dry
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 12 ounces of evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup of shredded extra sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded jack cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded gruyere cheese
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • Optional: additional cheese for topping
  1. Preheat the oven to 375F
  2. Bring a medium pot of salted water to a boil, and add the macaroni. Cook for 5 minutes, and drain water when done.
  3. Add macaroni to a medium-sized baking dish and add the butter, allowing it to melt into macaroni as you mix it in. Set aside.
  4. In a medium pot, bring the evaporated milk and whole milk to a simmer, and add the salt, spices, and cheeses. Simmer for 3-4 minutes over low heat, stirring frequently until all cheeses have melted. Taste and adjust for spices as needed.
  5. Pour the cheese sauce onto the macaroni. Mix in well, and add the beaten egg. Continue to mix in well.
  6. If you like your Mac extra cheesy, top with some more shredded cheese on top, and then pop into the oven for 20 minutes.
  7. Once done, broil for 2-3 minutes, until the top layer is golden. Enjoy!