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Baked Skillet Mac n Cheese

Homemade macaroni and cheese with Velveeta is kid friendly, super melty, gooey, and cheesy. What more can you ask from macaroni and cheese? It’s not fancy, it’s not elevated, it’s just crazy good with no excuses.

Macaroni and cheese is a classic side dish, but it’s also a main dish just as it is or with added chopped ham, bacon, or shrimp. You can also include more sauteed veggies, such as peppers, broccoli, or peas, or leave them out entirely (including the suggested onion).

Can you use “real” cheese? Sure. I’ll let you explain it to the kids. (Seriously, you can use cheddar, pepper jack, swiss, whatever you like, in equal amounts.)

This recipe is cooked and baked in the same skillet. You’ll need a separate pot to cook the macaroni, that’s it. I use a 10-inch (deep) or 12-inch cast iron skillet.

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Baked Skillet Mac n Cheese

Comfort food at its cheesiest!

Suzanne McMinn

Makes 6 to 8 servings

Prep Time: 20 minutes | Cook Time: 20 minutes | Total Time: 40 minutes


  • 2 cups macaroni, cooked and drained
  • 1/4 cup onion, diced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 1/2 cups milk
  • 16 ounces Velveeta cheese, cubed

Special Equipment

  • 10-inch (deep) or 12-inch cast iron skillet

  • Directions

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare macaroni and set aside.
    2. In a skillet, melt butter. Add onion and cook on medium heat til tender but not browned. Whisk in flour to form a roux. Add pepper and gradually whisk in milk, stirring constantly. Add cheese, continuing to stir as it melts. Cook and stir til sauce is thickened and bubbly.
    3. Stir macaroni into cheese sauce. Sprinkle with parsley flakes or chives over top (optional). Bake in skillet at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.

    Nutrition Info

    Calories: 339 calories
    Carbohydrates: 26.2 g
    Fat: 19.1 g
    Fiber: .9 g
    Protein: 16 g
    Sugar: 8.5 g
    Sodium: 775 mg

    All values are Per Serving.

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