Velveeta Mac and Cheese
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Dreamy, creamy, and delectable describes Velveeta Mac & Cheese. A handmade cheese sauce is the first step in this simple mac and cheese recipe.

While a few handfuls of real cheddar offer a richer cheese flavor, the addition of Velveeta adds some creamy comfort.

When you need a crowd-pleaser for a potluck or as a side dish, try this hearty and comforting macaroni recipe! (Velveeta Mac and Cheese)

One of those delicacies that transport us back to our youth is Velveeta. Since 1918, it has graced everything from cheese sauce to grilled cheese sandwiches.

In addition to being used in Rotel dip and casserole preparations, it is also poured into overloaded nachos. Even as bait for fishing, it has been utilized! I’m serious!

Velveeta Mac and Cheese
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Method of making Velveeta Mac and Cheese

You may bake or cook this homemade recipe on the stovetop. Even better, it may be put together in advance and chilled until it’s time to bake it.

  1. In a saucepan, cook the first four ingredients. Whisk slowly while adding milk until smooth.
  2. Continue whisking after adding the cubed Velveeta until the cheese is melted and creamy.
  3. Add the macaroni and cheese shreds and then turn the heat off.
  4. Pour the mixture into a casserole dish and top with the garnish. Next, bake!

This simple casserole dish is a filling supper on its own, but it tastes even better when accompanied by garlic bread and a Caesar salad.

Delectable Mac and Cheese Addition

There are so many add-ins, what a terrific way to feed the kids more vegetables or use up leftovers!


ground beef, ham, bacon pieces, or shredded chicken or turkey


Peas, carrots, or broccoli; tomatoes, chopped or in the Rotel style; black olives; or sliced jalapenos;

Reheating Velveeta Mac and Cheese

Velveeta Mac and Cheese are very simple to freeze, thaw, and reheat as well.

  • To store, spoon the macaroni and cheese into a container with a tight-fitting lid or a bag with a zipper. Keep chilled until you’re ready to reheat.
  • Use an airtight container while freezing, but make sure to date-mark the zippered bag or container first. About two months should pass before mac and cheese go bad in the freezer.
  • Heat up on the stovetop or reheat in the microwave. To loosen it up, stir in a little milk. Don’t forget to season with a little salt and pepper to revive the taste.
prep time 15 minutes
cook time 25 minutes
total time 40 minutes
Velveeta Mac and Cheese
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Ingredients for Velveeta Mac and Cheese

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard powder
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ pound Velveeta cubed
  • 2 cups elbow macaroni measured dry (approx. 8 ounces)
  • ½ cup sharp cheddar


  • ¼ cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • 2 tablespoons cheddar cheese


  1. Set the oven to 350°F.
  2. Follow the instructions on the package to prepare macaroni al dente. Drain.
  3. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter, flour, onion powder, mustard powder, and garlic powder. for 1 to 2 minutes.
  4. Little by little, stirring after each addition of milk. Boil for a few minutes, then turn the heat down.
  5. Cubed Velveeta should be added and stirred until melted and creamy. Add sharp cheddar after removing it from the heat. Add macaroni and stir.
  6. In a 2 QT baking dish, spread the macaroni. In a small bowl, combine the topping ingredients, then sprinkle on top.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes, or until hot and golden on top.

Nutrition information

Calories: 394 | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 764mg | Potassium: 303mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 746IU | Calcium: 369mg | Iron: 1mg