Homemade Macaroni and Cheese

Nothing says comfort food like a bowl of hot Homemade Macaroni and Cheese!

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Don’t be fooled though I actually didn’t use any macaroni noodles in the making of this dish. What if I had said, shells, rotini, penne and cheese. Would you have wonder what I was making?  I am so not a fan of macaroni so I substituted this with what pasta I had in the house. This is a five ingredient dish that is perfect for a crowd or you can half it and can be great for a small group as well! We are six in the house and I could live on this dish, so it doesn’t stay around our house for too long.

Homemade Macaroni and Cheese thebittersideofsweet.com 2 Growing up one of the many memories I have is my mom always making this for us along with cookies that we do at Christmas. It was always one of my favorite things to eat and when I asked her the recipe for it, she actually didn’t have it written down. She just had to tell me about it. We have actually had many conversations about this beloved dish! This week has been kind of crazy around here because one of our little ones has been sick. She has not been able to chew real well and has only needed to eat soft foods. This dish really fit the bill for her because it is soft and moist and on the creamy side and doesn’t have strong overbearing flavors that she couldn’t eat. She has eaten it three times this week and I think I am going to have to make her another pan pretty soon!

So if you need to cook for a crowd, for a few or for a little sick one I recommend you try this! ENJOY!

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Homemade Macaroni and Cheese
Recipe type: side dish
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Serves: 8
Warm comfort food that is perfect for a crowd or just a few!
  • 1 16 oz box of pasta (rotini, penne, shells)
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 pound Velvetta cheese
  • 4-6 cups milk, warmed
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Spray a 9x13 pan with cooking spray.
  3. Cook pasta according to direction on the box.
  4. When done, drain and pour into a large bowl.
  5. Add butter and mix till melted.
  6. Add Velvetta and then stir pasta.
  7. Sprinkle with sugar and mix pasta again.
  8. Pour pasta into prepared pan.
  9. Pour in milk till it is just above the level of the pasta.
  10. Cover with foil and cook for 45 minutes
  11. Uncover and cook for 15 minutes more.
  12. When done take out of the oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes. ENJOY!
**warming the milk makes this creamer**

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36 thoughts on “Homemade Macaroni and Cheese

  1. Kristin @ Dizzy Busy and Hungry!

    I love that you used the different pasta shapes. It makes the dish look pretty as well as super-yummy! I am craving comfort food now! Pinning to make this next week!

    I would love for you to come over and link up at Wine’d Down Wednesday if you get a chance. We party every week from Tuesday evening to late Friday night! Hope to see you there!
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  2. Jen Nikolaus

    I have to confess I’ve never really made authentic mac and cheese! I have a recipe on my blog with butternut squash & mushrooms but it’s a lower-fat kind which is good but different from the original. ;) This looks so good – I need to try it! Thanks so much for sharing this on Saturday Night Fever! Pinning now…See you this Saturday!
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  3. Cheryl

    I was doing so good until I saw this post.. now I’m starving!! This looks creamy, yet grown-up – perfection. I just started a “treat yo self” (if you’re as big of a guilty-pleasure Parks & Recreation fan as I, you’ll understand the inspiration!) linky party where we link indulgent recipes, and I would LOVE for you to submit this.

    There’s a submit your link button at the post: http://thestylistquo.com/treat-yo-self-linky-party/

    Thank you!

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    1. Nancy P. Post author

      Hi Jackie, not sure if there is a purpose and it can be omitted. It is a traditional southern way to make macaroni and cheese. Also there is no salt and pepper in this recipe.

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