The creamy, cheesy, velvety goodness you remember from your childhood, is everything that makes up this Old School From Scratch Velveeta Macaroni and Cheese Recipe. Every bite is cheesy deliciousness!
Yep, I went old-school today. The letter was V. It wasn’t like there was a plethora of choices – I mean, sure – Velvet Cake – but I have that coming soon for something else.
Then, Vanilla something, but I couldn’t think what Vanilla I wanted to make.
After combing through some magazines, I finally remembered a recipe card I had that my grandmother gave me, what seems like a million years ago.
It is the Velveeta Macaroni and Cheese she served me at her house. It is basic, traditional and very old-school. (And really easy, so don’t judge)
I know that some people don’t like using Velveeta, and that’s perfectly fine. I have plenty of macaroni and cheese recipes on the site that do NOT call for Velveeta. But this is the old school recipe using Velveeta. Obviously it’s going to have it in it.
It fits perfectly with the letter V and I am happy. So were my kids. We are a house of Velveeta Macaroni and Cheese lovers.
This was the first time I made it for my step daughters, and my own children remembered eating it several times when they were much younger.
Yes, my tastes have stepped off a little from this simple recipe.
Still there is nothing like coming back to a creamy, delicious reminder of your childhood. Nothing.
Let’s Make Old School Velveeta Macaroni and Cheese! Stat!
It’s easy, creamy and ridiculously delicious. A comfort food like no other! It’s my go-to recipe when I want something comforting for not a lot of work!
Can I bake Old School Velveeta Macaroni and Cheese?
Yes, you can bake this recipe if you’d like. It won’t be as creamy out of the oven, which is why we don’t. But if you’d like a little golden color to it and want to bake it, you can.
After all the steps, you can toss it in a 350 degree F oven for about 15-20 minutes.
Can I add cracker crumbs?
Yes! Many macaroni and cheese lovers enjoy a crunchy topping in the form of crumbled potato chips or cracker crumbs. You can sprinkle them over the top and broil in the oven for a couple of minutes or bake in the oven. 350 degrees F for 15 minutes or so.
What can I serve with Macaroni and Cheese?
At our house, a fresh garden salad or Caesar salad pairs really well with macaroni and cheese. My kids love green veggies like green beans, broccoli or peas with their macaroni and cheese. Macaroni and cheese pairs well with steak, hamburgers, hot dogs and chicken as a side dish too.
Are you ready to make up some Old School Velveeta Macaroni and Cheese?
Do you like Velveeta Macaroni and Cheese as much as we do?
Want something that doesn’t use Velveeta?
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