L's Mac & Cheese Like Grandmom's

Want more from Genius Kitchen?

Watch on your Apple TV, Roku, or Fire TV and your iOS, Fire, or Android device.

Learn More
“This took years to make mac & cheese like "Nan" used to make. I finally got it right by accident (being low on the cheese & decreasing the amount). How funny it is when I got it right by being low in stock on the main ingredient. I hope you enjoy this as much as my family & I do. I make this all year round and it's worth the effort. It's a big hit at Church pot lucks too.”
3 cup

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Part I - Cook elbow macaroni according to directions and drain the water. Place cooked macaroni in a medium glass bowl.
  2. Part II - The roux.
  3. In a large skillet melt the butter over medium heat. Add the 2 TBS white flour and quickly stir to prevent lumping and make a roux this way.
  4. Add whole milk 1/4 cup at a time stirring constantly. You may need a little bit more milk if it is a low humidity day.
  5. Part III - The Cheese Sauce.
  6. Cut the Velveeta into cubes & add the cheese cubes to the roux and keep stirring constantly until the Velveeta is melted. Keep stirring and add the spices to the cheese Sauce.
  7. Immediately pour the cheese sauce onto the macaroni and gently stir. You may serve immediately & enjoy! :).

Watch more

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a