- 1 ½ cups whole milk
- 1 cup water
- 8 oz dry pasta (or half of a 1 lb box of pasta)
- 1 tsp dijon mustard
- Sprinkle cayenne pepper
- 4 oz American cheese, grated (or 5 slices of American cheese singles cut into smaller squares)
- Kosher salt
- Freshly ground pepper
- 4 oz extra sharp cheddar, grated
Start by combining 1 ½ cups of whole milk with 1 cup of water in a medium saucepan.
Add and cook the pasta directly in the milk and water mixture over medium heat while stirring and allowing the liquid to be absorbed by the pasta, about 1 minute before the pasta is done then reduce the heat.
Add 1 teaspoon of dijon mustard, a sprinkle of cayenne pepper and 4 ounces of grated American cheese then mix together over low heat before seasoning with kosher salt and freshly ground pepper.
Once the American cheese has completely melted, add 4 ounces of grated extra sharp cheddar, turn off the heat entirely and mix it until it is dispersed amongst the pasta then cover and let it rest 5 minutes.
After 5 minutes, give it a stir, then serve and enjoy.