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A forkful of cheesy macaroni over a crock filled with it

Creamy Mac and Cheese Recipe

This mac and cheese is such a comfort food! So delicious!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Side Dish
Keyword creamy mac and cheese
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 516kcal


  • .5 pound elbow macaroni
  • Salt for water
  • .50 cup butter
  • .50 cup flour
  • 4 cups milk
  • 2 cups sharp cheddar shredded
  • 1 pound Velveeta cheese cubed
  • 8 Ritz crackers or more


  • Fill a medium stock pot ½ way with water and set it on to boil. Once it has boiled, salt it and add ½ pound of elbow macaroni, cook 8 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 350 F
  • As the pasta cooks, start the cheese sauce
  • Add butter in sauce pan and melt it on medium heat. Once it melts, add flour and whisk until combined.
  • Add milk and whisk until the mixture thickens
  • Add cheddar and Velveeta and whisk until it is melted
  • Drain elbows and stick it in the pan you used to boil it. Pour the cheese sauce on the elbows and stir until the elbows are covered.
  • Pour the cheesy elbows in a medium casserole dish
  • Crush 8 Ritz crackers and sprinkle on top of macaroni and cheese
  • Bake for 35 minutes until it is bubbly
  • Spoon out onto a plate
  • Eat the mac and cheese
  • Smile a cheesy smile
  • Enjoy


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 516kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 86mg | Sodium: 1229mg | Potassium: 485mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 1445IU | Calcium: 688mg | Iron: 1mg