Cook macaroni; rinse and set aside in long shallow pans. Melt margarine and add flour, salt and pepper, also add milk; cook, stirring constantly until smooth. Add Velveeta cheese, stir until well blended. Pour over macaroni; sprinkle with Cheddar cheese and bake for 1 hour at 350 degrees F.
I made this recipe for our wedding reception (an informal bbq affair as we'd had a destination wedding), and everyone absolutely RAVED about it. Months later, people are still asking for the recipe. I did all of the steps up to heating the milk on the stove, and then transferred to a large electric roaster. I think I accidentally used more Velveeta than recommended, and less milk - it seemed frighteningly watery for a while but my panic was unwarranted, and everything came together beautifully once the cheese had enough time to melt (it took awhile in the roaster, but we just stirred often and it came out great!
Feb 22, 2014
Best recipe for mac and cheese ever! I have also added bacon and/or jalepenos.
Dec 5, 2013
I have several questions that were asked in the reviews:
1.) What size bags of shredded cheddar in lbs/ozs.?
2.) May I make a prepare a day ahead (all steps of the recipe or partial steps in advance?) and then bake the morning before the event?
3.) What size large foil pans should I use?
Nov 6, 2013
I was super nervous about cooking for a large group because I'd never done it. I cut this recipe in half to serve 50 (we were expecting 40 people). It worked out perfectly! Thank you!!
Oct 31, 2013
campnash Member since: October 31, 2013
What is the amount of cheese for this recipe? I don't know what a large bag of cheese means. Making this for 75 and want to get it right. Anyone know? How many lbs of cheese? I see the velveeta in lbs...I need the cheddar cheese lbs. ??????
Aug 20, 2013
lflowers Member since: August 20, 2013
I fixed this for a 4H banquet for 200 people got lots of raves on how delicious it was. I thought so too Great receipe
Jul 18, 2013
This was the best macaroni and cheese I have ever made. We made it for our backyard wedding, and everyone raved about it. I made half of the recipe and cooked it all in a large roaster pan. I placed the cooked macaroni in the roaster,then added all ingredients. It was a huge hit and everyone wanted to know how to make it!
Jul 12, 2013
ampmappal Member since: July 12, 2013
I took the word of the other reviews and made a double batch for my son's grad party without ever tasting it before. It was a huge hit! I have referred several of my friends to this site for this recipe! BUT 1 recipe makes MORE than 100 servings (more like 150 as a side). Best mac & cheese I've ever made. Have sized it down for everyday use. Search no further--this recipe is a keeper!
Jun 4, 2013
This recipe made 160 servings in 4 shallow steam table pans. I baked them at 350 in a Commercial convection oven for 1 hr. I should have baked them for approximately 35 min then added the chedder cheese on top and bake for another 10 min. I believe that the convection oven cooks it much faster and with the air movment in the oven it will dry the Mac & Cheese out.
Jan 4, 2013
How much is the "large" bags of shredded cheese? 1 lb, 5 lb, 10 lb?