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Delicious Mac & Cheese Recipe

Creamy Macaroni and Cheese

Laura
It's dinner time, and I'm feeling nostalgic. For today's classic southern dish, I am going to share my grandma's recipe for creamy mac and cheese! This pasta dish is made with a homemade cheese sauce using some delicious Velveeta cheese. 
Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Dinner, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people

Equipment

  • small pot
  • strainer
  • Large mixing bowl

Ingredients
  

  • 8 oz. macaroni pasta, shells, bow ties or penne pasta
  • 4 Tbsp. butter
  • 4 Tbsp. flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 4 oz. Velveeta cheese, cut into cubes
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. pepper

Instructions
 

  • Cook noodles according to package.
  • Melt butter in skillet on medium heat. Remove from heat.
  • Stir in flour with a whisk, making a smooth mixture.
  • Return to the stovetop and continue stirring for 30 seconds until thick and bubbly.
  • Remove from heat and gradually stir in milk with the whisk.
  • Return to stovetop on medium-high heat, add Velveeta cubes and stir until melted and thickened. Add salt and pepper, to taste. I use ½ tsp. salt and ¼ tsp. pepper.
  • Drain the macaroni pasta.
  • Mix sauce and macaroni together. Serve warm.
Keyword cheese, lunch, salad, side dish