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A Scrumptious Homemade Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

Juliette and Jennifer
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American


  • Oven
  • Stove
  • Colander
  • Cheese Grater
  • 9 X 13 inch pan


  • 1 18 oz Velveeta Cheese
  • 2 12 oz cans of Carnation evaporated low-fat 2% milk
  • 1 stick of unsalted butter
  • 1 lb (16oz) Mozzarella cheese
  • black pepper
  • 1 8oz block of Medium Cheddar cheese
  • 1 box of elbow Macaroni and cheese
  • 3 tablespoons of flour
  • 6 cups of water (for boiling)


Preparing the Elbow Macaroni

  • The first thing, is to fill  a large pot with 6 cups of water to boil the  macaroni noodles. I don't add any salt to this recipe, because since I'm using three different cheese there is no need for salt. When your water comes to a boil, add  1 box of elbow macaroni. It will boil for about 7-8 minutes. 

Slicing and Grating the Cheese for theMacaroni and Cheese

  • As your macaroni is boiling began to slice and grate your cheese.
  • I've sliced half of  my medium cheddar cheese, and now I'm grating the other half for the top.
  • Lastly, I'm slicing my mozzarella cheese and once I'm finished I will set all my  cheeses side.

Preparing the Rue for the Homemade Macaroni & Cheese Recipe

  • Once you boil your macaroni, you will want to ensure it's not overcooked. It's need to be a little underdone because it has to bake in the oven. Do not rinse and set it aside.
  • In a large pot add 3 tablespoons of butter(from the 1 stick of butter) and 3 tablespoons of flour. This is why I don't use eggs because I will use this as a binding.
  • Then, stir the rue on low heat, do not let it get brown. 
  • Next, slowly add 2 12 oz cans of Carnation evaporated milk a little at a time. Remember to stir continuously on low heat. 
  • Then, you can begin to add your sliced cheeses, in no particular order.
  • Be sure to add pepper, feel free to add as much or as little as you desire.
  • Now, you're going to add the drained elbow macaroni to your cheese.
  • Then, add 3 tablespoons of butter(from the 1 stick of butter), stir on low heat until everything is combined and the butter has melted into the macaroni and cheese.

Baking the Homemade Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

  • Next, preheat your oven to 325 degrees, butter your 9 X13 pan to prepare your macaroni and cheese for baking.
  • Be sure to spread your macaroni and cheese evenly in your pan.
  • Now, sprinkle your grated medium cheddar cheese over the top.
  • Cover your macaroni and cheese with aluminum foil, because you don't want your macaroni to cook too fast. The foil provides a barrier, so the noodles don't become hard and crunchy.  After 10-15 minutes remove the foil.
  • Then, continue to bake the macaroni and cheese  for 35-45 minutes on 325 degrees.
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