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Velveeta Mac and Cheese Recipe

  • Author: cooks with soul
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: side dish, main course, dinner
  • Method: oven
  • Cuisine: american

Description

Indulge in a comfort food classic with this easy, no-fail Velveeta Mac and Cheese recipe. Featuring creamy Velveeta, Colby jack, and cheddar, a flavorful blend of seasonings, and a quick oven bake, it’s a mouthwatering dish that’s sure to hit the spot for a cozy, satisfying meal. 


Ingredients

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  • 2 1/2 cups elbow macaroni, uncooked
  • kosher salt for pasta water
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 8 ounces Velveeta, cubed
  • 2 cups shredded Colby Jack, divided
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt (or kosher salt)
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • nonstick cooking spray to grease baking dish


Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and cook pasta according to the package instructions, until al dente. Drain and set it aside.
  3. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt butter, then add flour. Whisk until smooth.
  4. Slowly pour in milk and heavy cream, while whisking continuously. Increase heat until mixture reaches a low boil.
  5. Add Velveeta, 1 cup Colby Jack, and 1 cup Cheddar. Stir until it melts and the consistency is creamy.
  6. Add seasoned salt, onion powder, garlic powder, and pepper; stir to combine.
  7. Mix cooked macaroni into sauce.
  8. Grease 9 x 13 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  9. Pour macaroni and cheese into the prepared baking dish and top with the remaining 1 cup of Colby Jack.
  10. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until top is golden and bubbling. Let it cool for about 10 to 15 minutes before serving.

Notes

  • Don’t be afraid to adjust the seasonings. Taste the sauce and add more salt, pepper, etc. if needed to suit your preferences.
  • Cooking the macaroni to al dente is crucial. It will continue to cook slightly when baked, so avoid overcooking it during the initial boiling.

Keywords: velveeta mac and cheese, mac and cheese, baked mac and cheese