Classic Mac and Cheese


Nothing is better than classic homemade mac and cheese, the ultimate comfort food!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
45 mins


  • 1 (16 ounce) package elbow macaroni

  • 4 tablespoons butter

  • 4 tablespoons flour

  • 2 cups whole milk

  • 8 ounces shredded Cheddar cheese

  • 4 ounces shredded Swiss cheese

  • 4 ounces Velveeta® processed cheese

  • ½ cup panko bread crumbs


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook elbow macaroni in the boiling water, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, about 8 minutes. Drain.

  3. Melt butter in the bottom of an oven-proof fry pan. Add flour and stir over heat until just beginning to brown — don't let it get too brown. Take it off the heat and stir in about 1 cup of milk until the butter and flour mixture is fully incorporated. Put it back on the heat and simmer until just beginning to thicken, about 5 minutes. Add the rest of the milk; stir to fully incorporate.

  4. Add all of the cheeses and stir to melt. Once melted, add the cooked macaroni. Stir to mix.

  5. Cover the top of the macaroni and cheese with panko crumbs and place the pan in the oven. Bake for about 20 minutes, or until it is bubbling and the bread crumbs are slightly browned.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

538 Calories
25g Fat
55g Carbs
24g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 538
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 25g 32%
Saturated Fat 16g 78%
Cholesterol 76mg 25%
Sodium 518mg 23%
Total Carbohydrate 55g 20%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 24g
Calcium 466mg 36%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 304mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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