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baked macaroni and cheeses

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Lauren Hurst
Clemmons, NC

This is a tried and true family favorite. Every time we have a family get together it is a given that I make "your macaroni and cheese". My family feels like they haven't had the holiday dinner if this is not on the table. My mother initially introduced me to this method but, over the years, I have made quite a few changes and based on the raving reviews, they were for the better.

(1 rating)
yield 8 -10
prep time 20 Min
cook time 50 Min

Ingredients For baked macaroni and cheeses

  • 1 lb
    box of any type pasta you like. i like ribbed elbows and curly macaroni for this. sometimes a ziti or penne is nice too.
  • 2 1/2 c
    whole milk
  • 4
  • 1 Tbsp
    worchestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp
    horseradish sauce
  • 1 tsp
    mustard-any kind
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 16 slice
    velveeta cheese
  • 1 c
    shredded swiss cheese
  • 1/2 c
    shredded pepperjack cheese
  • 3 c
    kraft cheddar melts or any blend of chesses

How To Make baked macaroni and cheeses

  • 1
    Cook the pasta according to package directions. Pasta still needs to be al dente so it won't overcook while the casserole is baking. Drain well and set aside.
  • 2
    While pasta is cooking, put all of the ingredients except for the cheeses in a blender. Blend them just before you are ready to pour over casserole.
  • 3
    In a 13x9 casserole, cover the bottom with 1/2 of the pasta. Top with 8 slices of Velveeta Cheese,add the swiss and pepperjack. Make sure the cheeses are spread evenly. Layer remaining noodles over the cheeses. Top with 8 more slices of Velveeta then evenly spread the 3 cups of Kraft Cheddar Melts or blend of your choice on top of the slices.
  • 4
    Blend all of the liquid ingredients well and immediately pour the mixture evenly over the macaroni and cheeses. Hint-Some may like a little more milk. If you want more, evenly drizzle whole milk over the casserole. You can use up to 1/2 cup,if desired, No more.
  • 5
    Bake in preheated 350 degree oven until lightly browned and bubbly. At least 45 mins,up to an hour. Serve with anything or it's great all by itself!!