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baked mac and cheese

Baked Mac and Cheese

  • Author: Melissa
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 10-12 servings 1x


Baked mac and cheese is a hearty side or a great main dish


Units Scale
  • 1216 oz. of elbow macaroni noodles
  • 1/2 tsp. of salt
  • 1/2 cup of butter – unsalted
  • 1 cup of heavy cream
  • 1 cup of grated Parmesan cheese
  • 4 oz. of Velveeta or other processed block cheese (cubed)
  • 4 oz. of cream cheese
  • 1/2 tsp. of garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. of onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp. of paprika
  • 4 oz. of shredded mild cheddar cheese
  • 4 oz. of shredded Mexican blend cheese


  • in a large pot filled halfway with water mixed with 1/2 tsp. of salt, boil water
  • add elbow macaroni noodles and cook until al dente
  • while the pasta is cooking, in a medium-sized saucepan add butter and melt
  • add cream, Parmesan cheese, Velveeta cubes, cream cheese, and spices
  • when all the sauce is all melted add cheddar cheese and stir until melted
  • remove from heat
  • pour sauce over drained macaroni noodles
  • In a 9×13 inch pan, spread half of the macaroni noodles
  • sprinkle the Mexican blend cheese over the top of the noodles
  • add the rest of the macaroni noodles and spread
  • Bake for 5-7 minutes
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American