Down-Home Macaroni & Cheese

243  Ratings
  • 25 min prep
  • 45 min total
  • Makes 5 servings, 1 cup each.

With all due respect to the mac, mac and cheese is all about the cheese: the creamy melt, the richness in every bite. This is as near to perfection as you’ll find.

Down-Home Macaroni & Cheese Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine, divided
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 lb. (8 oz.) VELVEETA®, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 2 cups elbow macaroni, cooked
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 6 RITZ Crackers, crushed (about 1/4 cup)

Instructions

  • Heat  oven to 350°F.
  • Melt  3 Tbsp. butter in medium saucepan on medium heat. Whisk in flour; cook 2 min., stirring constantly. Gradually stir in milk. Bring to boil; cook and stir 3 to 5 min. or until thickened. Add VELVEETA; cook 3 min. or until melted, stirring frequently. Stir in macaroni.
  • Spoon  into 2-qt. casserole sprayed with cooking spray; sprinkle with cheddar. Melt remaining butter; toss with cracker crumbs. Sprinkle over casserole.
  • Bake  20 min. or until heated through.

Recipe Tips

Better For YouSave 50 calories and 8g of fat, including 5g of saturated fat, per serving by preparing with fat-free milk, 2% Milk VELVEETA, shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese and RITZ Reduced Fat Crackers.

Special ExtraStir in 1/4 cup bacon bits with the cooked macaroni.

SubstituteSubstitute American cheese for the VELVEETA.

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Nutrition Information

Makes 5 servings, 1 cup each.

Nutrition per serving:

  • Calories 460 
  • Total fat 25 g
  • Saturated fat 15 g
  • Cholesterol 75 mg
  • Sodium 870 mg
  • Carbohydrate 42 g
  • Dietary fiber 2 g
  • Sugars 8 g
  • Protein 17 g
  • Vitamin A 20 %DV
  • Vitamin C 0 %DV
  • Calcium 50 %DV
  • Iron 10 %DV

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