Kelli's Creamy Macaroni and Cheese

Kelli's Creamy Macaroni and Cheese

25 reviews, 4.7 star(s). 86% would make again

Ready in 45 minutes

Oh so creamy and yummy! A recipe sure to please everyone.

(Updated 11/2011)

"I cut the servings down to 8. Replaced the then 1 cup each of whipping cream and milk with 2 cups non-fat half and half. Placed mixture in a 9 x 13 pyrex baking dish. This required 4 cups of cheese topping to cover the larger service. Quite good. Well worth the effort over packaged attempts. "


32 ounces Velveeta; Light or Regular, cut into chunks
8 tablespoons Butter; 1 stick
2 cups Heavy whipping cream
2 cups Whole Milk
1 teaspoon Salt & pepper; or to taste
32 ounces Elbow Macaroni; dry
3 cups Cheddar cheese; shredded, up to 4 cups if needed
1 tablespoon Paprika

Original recipe makes 24 Servings



1. Pour milk and cream into pot. Add the chunked Velveeta and cook over low heat, stirring until Velveeta has melted. Add 1 stick of butter and melt into cheese sauce. Add salt & pepper to taste.

2. Cook elbow macaroni noodles according to pkg directions. Drain.

3. Place cooked elbow macaroni in turkey-sized roasting pan(if making the full recipe) and pour cheese over. Mix well. Top with 3 cups of shredded cheddar cheese. Sprinkle top with paprika.

4. Bake at 350(F) until bubbly, about one hour.

One serving: 1/2 cup. The original recipe makes approximately 24 servings.


This dish refrigerates extremely well for leftovers and to send home with family and friends.

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ITs good just a lot of it next time I will cut the recipe in half
leahjbaker 2y ago

LOVED this recipe first time I EVER mastered backed Mac n cheese... After two failed attempts!!
thyragreen 2y ago

This is the best Mac n cheese I ever had! Thanks Kelli.
Jennieo33 2y ago

Family loved it. By far my favorite Mac n' Cheese recipe.
bstrong2 2y ago

This is a great recipe. I made this the night before to reheat at a family dinner the next day. I made as directed by the recipe and I was a bit dissappointed that it was not as creamy the next day as it had been the night before. However, great overall.
alpineaggie 2y ago

Made this for my husbands Work Christmas party. It was an obvious hit when when it was gone before I could even get any!! There was disappointment when people went for seconds and it was gone. Thank you for sharing
beyette 2y ago

Made it yesterday. No leftovers. Family loved it!
LucyD1 3y ago

Your recipe has opened my eyes to a whole new world of making MacNCheez, so much better than making a rue and know matter what cheese combinations I use everyone loves. I have put this to use in making scalloped potatoes as well. Thanks so much.
Bumcook 3y ago

I added diced jalapeños and bacon. Sooo good.
cook631 3y ago

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