Like most kids, growing up Macaroni and Cheese was one of my favorite things to eat. But not just any macaroni and cheese…my moms macaroni and cheese! It seems like everyone’s mom has a special way to make this delicious household staple, and my household was no different.
As I grew up, I learned how to make my mom’s recipe, and now it’s one of my most requested dishes by anyone who has had it…especially my kids! Continue reading below for my “famous” recipe!
MAC ‘N’ CHEESE
- 16 oz box of elbow macaroni
- 8 oz block of sharp cheddar cheese
- 8 oz block of Velveeta
- Preheat oven to 375
- Cook macaroni noodles as directed on the box.
- While macaroni is cooking, begin slicing both the cheddar cheese and the Velveeta.
- The easiest way to do this is with a cheese slicer. It ensures evenly sliced cheese and is much easier to slice than using a standard knife (especialy with how soft the Velveeta is!) Here is a similar cheese slicer to the one I have.
- Drain macaroni.
- Spray baking dish with non-stick spray.
- Place a layer of macaroni noodles in the bottom of your baking dish.
- I use a bowl to bake mine in, but you can easily use any oven-safe baking dish.
- Spread a layer of cheddar on top of the noodles, followed by a layer of Velveeta.
- These do not have to be in any specific order. You basically want to cover the noodles.
- Place a couple drops of butter on top.
- Sprinkle salt and pepper to taste.
- Repeat the layer process until complete. This usually makes approximately 3 layers.
- Full disclosure: I’ve never measured out how much milk I put in. Once I’m done layering, I simply pour some milk on top. My best guess is that it’s about a cup of milk. The more milk you add, the creamier the end result.
- Bake uncovered for 30-40 minutes or until the top begins to brown.
This is truly one of my favorite comfort foods. It even tastes good reheated and goes with practically everything.
- You can also make this in a crockpot and easily double/triple the recipe. To do this, cook it on low for about 3 hours. Make sure you check often to ensure it doesn’t start to overcook.
- Many people ask if they should stir it. I never stir mine, but if you want to stir, you go ahead and stir it!