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Velveeta Mac and Cheese

If you’re looking for the creamy mac and cheese of your childhood, this is it.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: main
Cuisine: American
Keyword: mac and cheese
Servings: 4
Calories: 501kcal

Ingredients

  • 8 oz macaroni about 2 cups dry, or other small pasta of choice
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp dry mustard powder
  • 1.5 cups milk of choice
  • 1/2 lb Velveeta cheese cubed
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar

Instructions

  • Cook the macaroni in a large pat of salted water according to the package directions and drain well. In a large saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. When melted, stir in the flour, garlic powder, onion powder, and dry mustard, until smooth and incorporated.
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  • Pour the milk into the pan in a thin stream while whisking, until smooth. Keep on medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the sauce bubbles and thickens, 3-5 minutes.
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  • Add the cubed Velveeta and shredded cheddar and stir until melted and creamy.
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  • Add in the drained macaroni, mixing until evenly coated, taste and season with salt and pepper. Enjoy!
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Notes

To bake: Scoop the mac and cheese into a oven safe casserole dish, top with 1/4 cup of shredded cheddar and 1/4 cup panko breadcrumbs or crushed ritz crackers and bake at 350°F until the cheese melts and is golden and crisp, 20-30 minutes.

Nutrition

Calories: 501kcal | Carbohydrates: 56.6g | Protein: 21.9g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 12.8g | Cholesterol: 67mg | Sodium: 920mg | Potassium: 194mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 9.9g