• Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 20 minutes
  • Serves: 4 servings

Stovetop Mac and Pasta Cheese

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Category: Healthy Recipes, Cheese, Pasta, Main Dish

 Ingredients List

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
  • 1/2 cup Panko
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme leaves
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 8 ounces fusilli pasta
  • 1 (12-ounce) can evaporated milk
  • 1 tablespoon Emeril's Essence Creole Seasoning
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


1. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a small skillet over medium high heat. Add Panko and cook, stirring, until browned and toasted, about 3 minutes; stir in thyme and set aside.

2. In a large bowl, combine cheeses and cornstarch; set aside.

3. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package instructions; drain well. Stir in remaining 2 tablespoons butter until well combined. Stir in cheese mixture, evaporated milk and Emeril's Essence until cheese has melted, about 2-3 minutes; season with salt and pepper, to taste.

4. Serve immediately, topped with toasted Panko.

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