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8 cheese baked macaroni

(6 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Becky Hallstrom
Edmond, OK

When we were growing up, Mama used to make the best homemade macaroni and cheese I ever ate. I really wish I had her recipe, but since I don’t, I made up my own. I take it to all the family dinners and receive rave reviews - but that's just because they never ate Mama's! It’s good, but not as good as Mama’s!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Oh my... there are layers of goodness in this macaroni and cheese recipe. The Velveeta and cream cheese mixture is super creamy and sets this apart from other macaroni and cheese recipes. Layering it in with other cheeses makes this mac and cheese cheesy perfection. We did take the foil off for the last 10 minutes to help the top brown. This will be eaten in no time!

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(6 ratings)
yield 12 serving(s)
prep time 30 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For 8 cheese baked macaroni

  • 1 lb
    pasta (for fun, use mix of elbow, bowtie, shell)
  • 1/2 stick
  • 1 c
    milk, whole
  • 1 lb
    Velveeta cheese, cubed
  • 4 oz
    cream cheese, cubed
  • 8 oz
    sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 8 oz
    4-cheese mix, shredded (e.g., Italian or Mexican combination)
  • 4 oz
    Parmesan cheese, shredded
  • salt and pepper, to taste

How To Make 8 cheese baked macaroni

  • Spraying a baking dish with non-stick spray.
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease (or spray) a 9x12 baking pan or casserole dish (I like to use glass).
  • Cooked and drained pasta in a pot.
    Cook pasta according to directions. After thoroughly draining the cooked pasta, return it to the pan (with burner off).
  • Milk, butter, Velveeta, cream cheese, salt, and pepper added to the pot.
    While pasta is still very hot, add milk, butter, Velveeta, cream cheese, salt and pepper.
  • Stirring until the cheese is melted.
    Stir until all items are melted and distributed evenly.
  • Some of the pasta in the baking dish with some cheese sprinkled on top.
    Pour half of the pasta into the baking pan and top with 1/2 of each of the remaining cheeses.
  • Remaining pasta and cheese sprinkled on top.
    Add the remaining pasta and top with the remaining cheeses.
  • Macaroni and cheese baking in the oven.
    Cover pan (with lid or foil) and bake for 30 - 40 minutes until cheese are bubbly and beginning to turn golden brown.