Baked Velveeta Mac and Cheese Recipe

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This classic Baked Velveeta Mac and Cheese recipe will knock your socks off! It’s the perfect combination of creamy, cheesy goodness without the hassle of a complicated dish.

We like to serve macaroni and cheese with Unbundled Green Beans, 10 Minute Rolls, and either Grilled Pork Chops, One Pan Keto Pesto Chicken or Slow Cooker Caribbean Pot Roast.

Helping of Baked Velveeta Mac and Cheese in a serving spoon.

Baked Velveeta Mac and Cheese recipe

In just 30 minutes this cheesy goodness is ready to be devoured. With this foolproof recipe, you’ll never have to settle for boring old mac and cheese again. Not only is this recipe delicious, but it’s incredibly easy to put together and you have yourself an indulgent, comforting dish.

So if you’re in the mood for a creamy, cheesy upgrade to your usual mac and cheese dish, this is the way to go.

Flatlay of Baked Velveeta Mac and Cheese

Ingredients for this cheesy pasta

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  • elbow macaroni pasta, cooked until al dente according to package directions
  • butter. You can use salted or unslated.
  • all purpose flour
  • whole milk
  • Velveeta processed cheese, cubed
  • shredded cheddar cheese
  • Panko breadcrumbs.
Ingredients for mac and cheese.
Ingredients
Melted butter in a pan.
Melting butter for sauce
Making a white sauce with butter and flour.
Add flour to the butter
Melting cheese chunks in milk.
Melt cheese in butter and flour mixture
Cheese sauce in a pan.
Cheese sauce
Mac and cheese ready to be baked.
Cheese sauce mixed with pasta
cheese in a casserole dish.
First top the mac with cheddar
Panko bread crumbs mixed with butter.
Mix butter and panko bread crumbs
Mac and cheese covered with panko.
Sprinkle panko over grated cheese. Ready to bake
Baked Velveeta Mac and Cheese in a bowl being stirred.
Helping of Baked Velveeta Mac and Cheese on plate.

This recipe uses both cheddar cheese that’s been shredded and Velveeta. Now, I know not everyone loves to use processed cheese such as Velveeta. However, in mac and cheese, it’s so creamy. If you refuse to use Velveeta, replace it with cream cheese. Cream cheese with still give you that creamy texture.

If you forgot to pickup Panko breadcrumbs at the market, you can use crushed butter crackers. Try Ritz or Tollhouse butter crackers. Are you feeling adventurous? Try topping your mac and cheese with crushed Ruffle potato chips. Mmmm-mmm-good!

Flatlay of casserole with cheese and breadcrumbs.

This dish, made with ooey gooey Velveeta cheese, is a classic comfort food that is easy to make and takes no time at all. Whether you’re looking to make a fuss-free dinner for your family or a quick side dish for a special occasion, this indulgent baked cheese will definitely hit the spot. Enjoy!

Helping of Baked Velveeta Mac and Cheese in a serving spoon.

Baked Velveeta Mac and Cheese Recipe

This classic Baked Velveeta Mac and Cheese recipe will knock your socks off! It's the perfect combination of creamy, cheesy goodness without the hassle of a complicated dish.
Author: Paula
5 from 48 votes
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
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Ingredients

  • 8 ounces elbow macaroni cooked to al dente according to package
  • 3 tablespoons butter salted or unsalted
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 8 ounces Velveeta processed cheese cubed
  • ½ cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • ½ cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 5 tablespoons butter melted, salted or unsalted

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a 2-quart casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Place the cooked macaroni into the prepared casserole dish.
  • In a saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter. Stir in the flour and cook for 2 minutes. Slowly add the milk and whisk until thickened.
  • Add the Velveeta cheese to the roux. Stir until the cheese is melted.
  • Pour the sauce over the cooked macaroni and stir to combine.
  • Top the casserole with the cheese.
  • In a small bowl, stir together the melted butter and panko breadcrumbs. Sprinkle the breadcrumbs over the cheese layer.
  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the edges are bubbling.
  • Allow the pasta to set for 5 to 10 minutes to cool before serving.
  • Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge up to 5 days.

Nutrition

Calories: 387kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Potassium: 167mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 738IU | Calcium: 400mg | Iron: 1mg
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