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.
Baked Skillet Mac n Cheese
Makes 6 to 8 servingsPrep Time: 20 minutes | Cook Time: 20 minutes | Total Time: 40 minutes