Velveeta Mac and Cheese Recipe

As you may already know, I have a “thang” for Velveeta Mac & Cheese.  I would eat it every day if it wouldn’t make me weigh 400 lbs.:) and I’ve been on a diet recently, so ain’t nobody got time for that:)  

Anyhow…this mac and cheese with Velveeta is super easy to make and doesn’t come out of a box.  I know, I know, Velveeta technically isn’t even real cheese, but who cares, the stuff is pure goodness.  I decided to be “fancy” and use cavatappi pasta, which is super good if you haven’t tried it yet.  This dish is true southern deliciousness! I mean seriously…

Velveeta Mac & Cheese

Velveeta Mac & Cheese go ahead…you know you want too…Printable recipe for Velveeta baked mac and cheese is below!!!!

How to make velveeta shells and cheese creamier?

Although velveeta cheese is already very creamy, you can replace it with cheddar cheese if you want to make it even creamier. 

Another way to make creamy velveeta mac and cheese, you can also add a dollop of goat cheese, ricotta cheese, or cottage cheese. 

seasoning for velveeta mac and cheese

There is a range of options for seasoning mac and cheese recipe velveeta. These are some great spices for the velveeta mac and cheese recipe. 

  • Garlic powder
  • Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • Onions powder
  • Cayenne pepper 
  • Italian seasoning 
  • Buffalo hot sauce 
  • Pepper flakes 
  • Truffle salt 

Making a stovetop velveeta mac and cheese recipe is easy peasy. Just don’t cook it in the oven. However, cooking a velveeta baked mac and cheese recipe on the stovetop does not create that beautiful, delicious-looking cheesy topping. If you don’t want that topping, stovetop cooking is the way to go. 

How to make velveeta mac and cheese taste better?

The velveeta mac and cheese box recipe is already great. However, there are some ways to make it even more delicious. 

Try these methods for adding more flavor and taste to the creamy mac and cheese. 

  • Add some hot dogs if you want to please kids. 
  • Try canned tuna, crab meat, lobsters, or cooked shrimps
  • Frozen peas will add to veggie flavor 
  • Tomato sauce or diced tomatoes make mac and cheese feisty 
  • add some jalapeno peppers
  • Chicken and broccoli makes it taste even better 
  • Add mushroom to make it savory 

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Velveeta Mac & Cheese

Velveeta Mac & Cheese

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes


  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 lb. 8 oz. VELVEETA, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 2 cups elbow macaroni, cooked
  • 1/2 cup KRAFT Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 1/4 cup seasoned bread crumbs, I ground up some parmesan croutons


  1. HEAT oven to 350°F.
  2. MELT butter in medium saucepan on medium heat. Whisk in flour; cook 2 min., stirring constantly. Gradually stir in milk. Bring to boil; cook and stir 3 to 5 min. or until thickened. Add VELVEETA; cook 3 min. or until melted, stirring frequently. Stir in macaroni.
  3. SPOON into 2-qt. casserole sprayed with cooking spray; sprinkle with cheddar and bread crumbs.
  4. BAKE 20 min. or until heated through.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g

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This post was last updated on 18 November 2022.

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