How to Make It
Preheat the oven to 375°F. Grease a 9- x 13-inch baking dish with butter.
Bring a pot of salted water to a boil and add the pasta. Cook for 3 minutes less than what the box suggests. Drain and rinse the pasta under cold water to stop the cooking. Drain again, then set aside.
In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, evaporated milk, adobo, pepper, and 4 tablespoons butter. Pour in the noodles and coat evenly with the egg mixture.
Mix the cheddar, pepper Jack, and mozzarella together in a bowl.
Pour one-third of the pasta over the bottom of the prepared dish. Sprinkle with one-third of the cheese mixture. Repeat to make two more layers, ending with the cheese on top. Bake until the top is golden brown, about 20 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes before serving (if you can stand it)!
Reprinted from Son of a Southern Chef: Cook with Soul by arrangement with Avery, an imprint of Penguin Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC. Copyright © 2019, Lazarus Lynch, Photography by Anisha Sisodia.