When one of my besties told me she was bringing Mac and Cheese to my New Years Eve Party, I was automatically excited. Mac and Cheese is one of my love languages. This one is so good, I’ve already made it twice this month.
Warning I didn’t get a picture of just the macaroni, but we topped ours with chicken and bacon crumbles last night!
Macaroni and Cheese
- 2 cups elbow macaroni, cooked
- 1/4 cup butter, divided
- 1/4 cup flour
- 1 cup milk
- 1/2 lb (8 oz) Velveeta, cubed
- 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 6 ritz crackers, crushed
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Melt 3 tbsp. butter in medium saucepan on medium heat. Whisk in flour. Cook 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Gradually stir in milk. Bring to a boil, cook and stir for 3-5 minutes or until thickened. Add Velveeta. Cook 3 minutes or until melted. Stir in macaroni.
Spray a 9×13 baking dish and spoon macaroni into the dish. Melt remaining tbsp. of butter and mix with crushed crackers. Sprinkle on top of macaroni. Sprinkle cheese on top. Bake 20 minutes or until heated throughout.
I ate so fast last night that I forgot to get a picture. So, here is my toddlers mac and cheese!
This is super versatile. We have had it as a side, but last night we topped it with chicken, bacon crumbles and jalapenos. So good!