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Simple Velveeta Mac and Cheese

Looking for a simple Velveeta mac and cheese recipe? We'll teach you how to make the ultimate cheesy Velveeta mac and cheese using a roux, box Velveeta, and noodles!
Prep 10 minutes
Cook 20 minutes
Total 30 minutes
Fat 14
Carbs 56
Protein 20
Yield 6


  • 12-16 oz. shells or macaroni noodles depending on how cheesy you like it
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups 2% milk
  • 12 oz. Velveeta cheese chopped into small cubes
  • 1/4 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • ½ tablespoon hot sauce
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper


  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Then, cook your pasta noodles according to the back of the box. Strain and set aside for later.
  • Next, prepare a roux by heating a large pot or Dutch oven over medium/high heat. Add butter. When the butter is melted, add flour and whisk until the butter and flour form a crumble or paste.
  • Slowly add milk to the pot, whisking constantly. Continue to whisk the roux over medium/high heat for about 4-6 minutes or until the roux thickens.
  • When the roux is thick, remove it from heat and add the Velveeta. Whisk until the Velveeta cheese has melted.
  • Add granulated garlic, hot sauce, and salt and pepper to the cheese sauce. Mix well.
  • Add the cooked noodles into the pot with the Velveeta cheese sauce and then toss to combine everything together.
  • Serve immediately

Tips & Notes

  • Use anywhere from 12 - 16-oz. noodles for this recipe.
  • To make it gluten-free, swap the flour 1:1 with an all-purpose gluten-free flour blend and use gluten-free noodles.
  • Nutrition information is with 12-oz. noodles for 6 people.

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Nutrition Facts

Calories: 431kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 14g | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 10g