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Recipe: Homemade Macaroni & Cheese

I love making super easy, quick dinners for my family on school nights. All week long I dread trying to come up with fancy meals and sometimes I need a break. Here is a family favorite I think you will enjoy and it is super easy!!

What you need:

Velveeta Cheese black

Half & Half

Bacon (optional)

Extra Sharp cheese

Macaroni noodles

Bread crumbs or Panko

Boil your pasta as the box instructs. While that is happening fry up some bacon. I just leave the bacon grease once they are done  in the pan.

I cube up cheese. Now I cant say exactly how much because it depends on how big your pan is. My pan can hold half of a Velveeta block and one small block of cheese.

I add the cheese to the bacon grease and melt it down. I splash some Half & half in to help create a more liquid texture. Next I add the noodles after they have cooked and were drained.

Mix together well and incorporate the bacon.

Next I add bread crumbs or Panko for a bit of crunch.

Serve and Enjoy!



  1. Anonymous
    August 3, 2017 / 3:32 pm

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  2. Jeannette
    August 3, 2017 / 5:22 pm

    The last time I homemade mac and cheese it turned out bad! I need to try this one! I think my family might forgive me for the last batch! LOL

  3. candy
    August 3, 2017 / 5:27 pm

    We make homemade mac and cheese all the time. Why would anyone use the awe full box stuff

  4. Sarah Bailey
    August 3, 2017 / 5:43 pm

    Mac and Cheese is just one of my favourite meals, I don't think I've ever made it from scratch but I really should as I bet it taste so good!

  5. Tomi C
    August 3, 2017 / 6:14 pm

    OMG! This looks delicious. I've never added bacon grease to my recipe but I imagine it amps the flavor quite a bit.

  6. Liz Mays
    August 3, 2017 / 7:42 pm

    This is a great combo! I definitely like the added bread crumbs. When I was younger I was always happy to have some macaroni and cheese after school.

  7. AiringMyLaundry
    August 3, 2017 / 7:57 pm

    I admit, I have NEVER made homemade mac and cheese. I need to try this out. It looks SO much better than the box. SO much better.

  8. Unknown
    August 3, 2017 / 8:17 pm

    Looks amazing! My grandchildren are all about good mac and cheese! I never thought about leaving the bacon grease in the pan when adding the cheese to melt – great tip – thank you.

  9. Emily
    August 3, 2017 / 8:41 pm

    Oh yum! Homemade mac 'n cheese is always a big hit with my kids! I have honestly never put bacon in it before and now I see I have been totally missing out!

  10. Le Petit Chef
    August 4, 2017 / 12:12 am

    Oh my goodness this looks so delicious. My mouth is watering! The only way you could make cheesy creamy mac and cheese better is to add bacon! Yum.

  11. Pam
    August 4, 2017 / 12:50 am

    There is nothing better than homemade macaroni and cheese. It's one of our family favorite recipes for dinner.

  12. Claudia Krusch
    August 4, 2017 / 1:34 am

    This recipe is sure to be a hit in my house. i will have to add it to my meal plan for next week. It looks so delicious and easy to make.

  13. Unknown
    August 4, 2017 / 4:13 am

    Mac n Cheese!! I love love love mac n cheese! The ultimate comfort food. Can't wait to test your version. 😀

  14. Ali Rost
    August 4, 2017 / 7:24 am

    Is there anything better than mac and cheese?! It's ooey and gooey and everyone has been eating it since they were kids. Your version with bacon and Panko looks heavenly. Yum! x

  15. Kiwi
    August 4, 2017 / 1:02 pm

    I love homemade mac and cheese. Good recipe but I have to remove the bacon because I personally cant eat pork.

  16. chubskulit
    August 4, 2017 / 1:33 pm

    It makes me hungry just by looking at it. I love that you incorporated a little bit of bacon in there.

  17. Elizabeth
    August 4, 2017 / 5:48 pm

    Homemade mac and cheese is like THE best thing on the planet! Love the sound of your recipe and wish we could get Velveeta in the UK!

  18. Mimicutelips
    August 4, 2017 / 6:08 pm

    Homemae macroni and cheese it one of my absolute favorite foods to eat. Growing up we only eat it home made, adding bacon or crab makes it even better. This looks delicious.

  19. Unknown
    August 5, 2017 / 2:13 am

    Ugh!! I really love mac and cheese such an avid fan of that dish. I definitely try your own recipe. Looks so delicious and tasty. Thanks for sharing!!!

  20. Anosa
    August 5, 2017 / 8:55 am

    Can you believe I have never attempted to make my own macaroni and cheese!! It's something that I love but still never made

  21. Terri
    August 5, 2017 / 9:15 pm

    Goodness that is one scrumptious looking recipe. I have mac n cheese every time the grandkids are over so I hunt down new recipes and ways to make it.

  22. rosemary@myhomeandtravels
    August 6, 2017 / 2:47 am

    I love making homemade mac & cheese. Bacon makes anything better. My son loves having pulled bbq pork on top too.

  23. thetiptoefairy
    August 6, 2017 / 12:07 pm

    I love making homemade mac and cheese. I love how you added bacon. My husband would LOVE that.

  24. Ashley
    August 7, 2017 / 12:10 am

    Love the addition of bacon here – it makes everything better!

  25. Annemarie LeBlanc
    August 7, 2017 / 8:31 am

    We have the same recipe for mac and cheese! I also add bacon. It just makes the dish taste better. I have to try adding Panko. That would be interesting!