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Mac and Cheese – Velveeta

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Mac and Cheese – Velveeta

A hearty meal that boasts of all the creature comforts of Home Cooking.
Difficulty: Easy
Cuisine American
Keyword Pasta, Sides
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6

Equipment

  • 2 Qt. Baking Dish
  • Large Pot to Boil Noodles
  • Medium SaucePan
  • Small Mixing Bowl for Topping

INGREDIENTS 

  • 2 Tbsp. Butter
  • 2 Tbsp. Flour
  • ½ tsp. Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp. Dry Mustard Powder
  • 1 cup Milk
  • ½ lb. Velveeta - cubed
  • 2 cups Elbow Macaroni measured dry - approx. 8 ounces
  • ½ cup Sharp Cheddar

Topping

  • ¼ cup Panko Breadcrumbs
  • 1 Tbsp. Melted Butter
  • 2 Tbsp. Cheddar Cheese

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Cook Macaroni until al dente. Drain.
  • Melt Butter, Flour, Mustard Powder, and Onion Powder in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Cook 1-2 minutes.
  • Add Milk a little at a time whisking after each addition. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Stir in cubed Velveeta and continue stirring until melted and creamy. Remove from heat and add Sharp Cheddar. Stir in Macaroni.
  • Spread Macaroni into a baking dish. Combine topping ingredients in a small bowl and sprinkle on top.
  • Bake 20 minutes or until hot and crumbs are golden.

Notes

Freeze in an air-tight container for up to 2 months.
When reheating, add a splash of milk and an extra pinch of salt and pepper to wake up the flavors.

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