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Homemade Baked Mac and Cheese Recipe

Prepare yourself for the best Homemade Baked Mac and Cheese recipe you will ever make…

I am not a chef I tell you. Not a chef.

In fact, cooking is not one of my “things”. Most of the time when I cook, it turns out so-so.

Maybe it’s because I prefer to cook meals that are quick. Easy. Don’t take a million ingredients. Because let’s be honest…if your recipe calls for xxxxxxx…there’s a good chance that I will spend WAY TOO MUCH time searching for xxxxxxxx at the grocery store. And the grocery store….is my least favorite place.

However, there are a FEW recipes that I like to say I have mastered. Don’t worry, I’m not being cocky. Like I said, there are only a few.

One of them is my Grandma B’s Homemade Baked Mac and Cheese!

3 reasons I love this recipe:

1. It’s my Grandma’s



3. It has FOUR ingredients!

Here is what you will need:

1 block of Velveeta cheese and 1 block of colby cheese

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1 stick of butter

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You will need a 13×9 baking dish.

First, I like to boil some water and cook my pasta. Make sure you don’t overcook it. You don’t want it to be too mushy.

While my pasta is boiling I cut up my cheese in to small slices. I layer the bottom of my baking dish with both kinds of cheese and 1/3 a stick of butter. Then I add a layer of cooked pasta over the cheese. Top it with more cheese and butter. Another layer of pasta. Another layer of cheese and butter.

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Add about 1 cup of milk. Or maybe a little more. I like the milk to fill up the pan about half way.

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And bake it on 375 degrees for 45 minutes!

I promise you this will be the best Homemade Baked Mac and Cheese you have ever had!


  1. YES!!! This recipe is a winner! LOVE your mac n’ cheese!
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    • c says:

      Ppot roast put the roast is a 13 by 9 inch pan or casserole dish. Add a can of cream of mushroom soup and one package of lipton onion soup mix. No need to mix it all together just plop it on top of the roast. You can add a little water about a half of a cup. Add your carrots. I don’t peal my carrots and add your peeled potatoes. Cover with foil or casserole lid. Bake at 300-325 for hours or until meat is moist and stringy. If you don’t cook pot roast long enough it will be tough. You can do this in the crock pot too. But I prefer it in the oven. Enjoy a fast an easy home cooked meal.

    • Wanda Mayhew says:

      I can tell in the pic that the Colby cheese is 16oz but what size velveeta do we use

  2. Scott Brady Barnett says:

    I LOVE comfort foods and this is definitely a winner. I spent nearly a decade avoiding fun foods just to stay thin, but not any longer. WOW – this is being made and being served (and being eaten – by me!) Thank you! Scott – *I still think you are a darling girl – always have!

  3. Mandy says:

    This looks so easy and delicious!!

  4. I love mac n cheese! I have no doubt this is a great recipe…I make grits with Velveeta. Also, my maiden name is Rose. :)

  5. Kendallquinn says:

    I counted 5 ingredients but whatever it still looks good. Wish you had posted the photo of it cooked.

  6. Cate says:

    This looks so good! I have to try it sometime.
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  7. I think that looks amazing!!! I would eat it straight outta the pan!
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  8. Sherry Parks says:

    We make this mac and cheese for all of our family holiday dinners! It’s the best!

  9. Erin says:

    Making this as a type for Christmas dinner, my kids are mac and cheese fans. Thanks for the easy recipe! Merry Christmas Mandy!

  10. Joy says:

    You can do the same with sliced peeled boiled potatoes. Yummy!!!

  11. Donna says:

    Yes, this is the ultimate mac ‘n cheese recipe…and it is also my aunt’s recipe. How did you come by it? 😉

  12. sarah says:

    This has become such a family favorite at our home! Thanks so much for sharing. My father-in-law bragged it was the best mac and cheese ever :)

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  14. Angela says:

    Can’t wait to give it a try! I’m with you – least favorite place I want to be = grocery store. I like easy and less ingredients for sure. :)

  15. Laura Brayton says:

    This has become a FAVORITE in our home! My children are picky eaters, and this is one that the whole family loves. Simple and delicious. Thank you for the recipe!

  16. Michelle Nelson says:

    I am sooo tired of trying to find a “staple” homemade Macaroni and Cheese recipe that tastes wonderful, and that my family would request over and over again!!! I’ve tried many recipes, and each of them turn out to be a disappointment!! I look forward to trying your recipe, Mandy. Thank you.

  17. Deb says:

    Would like to know how much macaroni to cook?

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