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Old School From Scratch Velveeta Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

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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! 

Old School From Scratch Velveeta Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

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.

Old School From Scratch Velveeta Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

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.

Old School From Scratch Velveeta Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

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! 

Old School From Scratch Velveeta Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

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. 

Do you like Velveeta Macaroni and Cheese as much as we do?

Want something that doesn’t use Velveeta? 

Here are a few more favorites you might enjoy:

Are you ready to make up some Old School Velveeta Macaroni and Cheese?

Old School From Scratch Velveeta Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

Old School Velveeta Macaroni and Cheese

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Creamy, rich and cheesy. Three words that perfectly describe this delicious Velveeta Macaroni and Cheese recipe.


  • 1 (8 ounce) package of elbow pasta
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 1 (12 ounce can) of evaporated milk
  • 1 pound block of Velveeta cheese, cut into 1"-2" cubes


  1. Boil the pasta as directed on the package.
  2. Drain the water but keep ¼ cup or so in the bottom of the pot. Add 1 stick of butter, the can of evaporated milk and the Velveeta cheese.
  3. Sprinkle some salt and pepper in there. (if you're like us, you'll sprinkle loads of pepper and barely and salt, because for some reason it just tastes better that way).
  4. Heat the pot on medium until the cheese is completely melted and blended in.
  5. Remove from heat and allow to sit for about 5 minutes. Stir and serve.
  6. It will get thicker the longer it sits, enjoy!!

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Joesph Caputo

Wednesday 15th of December 2021

sounds good


Monday 17th of May 2021

I also add 8 ounces cream cheese, makes it even creamier!!

lyn wood

Wednesday 15th of April 2020

in grade school, 1966 --the cooks made best mac and cheese ever, it was so creamy, kids would go for refills till gone. don't know if this is it but will try, been making for 55 years, and can not duplicate it, never tried evaporated milk, hope this is it.

North Carolinian Cook

Wednesday 26th of February 2020

Great, simple, no-hassle and fast recipe. But you can go ahead and use the whole 16 oz. box of pasta if you're using a pound of Velveeta. I added a tablespoon of ground mustard and diced chipotles (get this in the small jar in the international food aisle) for some zing.

Jonell Williams

Tuesday 24th of December 2019

Can this get thrown in a crockpot top cook slowly for a couple hours?

Nicole Cook

Sunday 29th of December 2019

I have never tried to make this in a crockpot, so I am not sure if it would overcook at all. If you decide to try it, please come back and let us know.

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