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I had to share my favorite mac-n-cheese recipe with you. Super easy and super good. This uses Velveeta, which I know is expensive, but in our local grocery store (Kroger's) they have a store brand Velveeta they call Nice 'N Cheesy, which works fine. For a 2-pound box, Velveeta is about $6, while Nice 'N Cheesy is about $4.
Super Easy 'n Cheesy Mac & Cheese
1 pound box of elbow macaroni, cooked & still hot (or amount to fill whatever baking dish you're using)
2 pound box Velveeta-type cheese (you won't use the whole box, but probably more than half)
For a 2 qt. casserole dish, pour half the macaroni in the dish, slice the Velveeta and COVER every bit of macaroni. If you can see it, cover it up. Dot with margarine. Repeat for a second layer. Pour milk over it all till it is about half way up in the dish. Bake at 350* for 30 min until everything is all melted together.
I have a 10-inch deep-dish pie plate I like to use, and I only use one layer in that, but adjust it to what you're cooking it in. This is FABULOUS, and I have never had anyone not like it!
Submitted by Nancy White
Years ago when my husband and I were first married one of our best friends used to make her mac 'n cheese with Velveeta and it was always delicious! Thanks for also telling our readers about the store brand, Nancy! :o) - Michelle