Down-Home Macaroni & Cheese


I have been thinking a lot about my Grandma Howell lately. One of the things she would make that I just loved was her Macaroni and Cheese. I dont know of anyone that has her recipe but I have been craving it. So I set my husband Brandon out on a Google Quest to find me a great Macaroni and Cheese Recipe. We have found a bunch of them that we are wanting to try. We came across this one on the Kraft Foods Web Site. It sounded really easy so I thought I would give it a try tonight.

This is what you will need on hand...



1/4 cup butter or margarine, divided

1/4 cup flour

1 cup milk

1/2 lb. (8 oz.) VELVEETA®, cut into 1/2-inch cubes

2 cups elbow macaroni, cooked

1/2 cup KRAFT Shredded Cheddar Cheese

6 RITZ Crackers, crushed (about 1/4 cup)

Now lets make some cheesy goodness!

HEAT oven to 350°F.

Melt 3 Tbsp. butter in medium saucepan on medium heat. Whisk in flour; cook 2 min., stirring constantly. Gradually stir in milk. Bring to boil; cook and stir 3 to 5 min. or until thickened. Add VELVEETA; cook 3 min. or until melted, stirring frequently. Stir in macaroni.

Spoon into 2-qt. casserole sprayed with cooking spray; sprinkle with Cheddar. Melt remaining butter; toss with cracker crumbs. Sprinkle over casserole.

Bake 20 min. or until heated through.

Really easy to make and didn't take a lot of time to prepare. I really liked this but it was not my Grandma's recipe. I will keep searching to find the right one. My little boy Kai loved it, and Brandon really liked it too. The crackers on top gave it a really good touch. If you try it let me know what you think.