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Grandma’s Mac and Cheese

20 min
25 min
3-4 servings
overhead view of a large pot and bowls of creamy mac and cheese

I gotta be honest, this isn’t one of my Grandma’s recipes that I thought I would ever share. I mean, it’s just a simple mac and cheese. Nothing fancy. But when I shared this on stories and mentioned it was my Grandma’s recipe, I had so many people reach out asking about it and for the recipe! So I gotta give the people what they want. One Grandma mac and cheese recipe coming up!

I actually had to make this again and take the time to measure everything because this is a meal that we don’t usually do a whole lot of measuring for. A little of this, a little of that…a little more of this, a little more of that. A whole lot of cheese. So feel free to add more milk if you like more of a sauce and add more cheese if you like it on the thicker side. You really can’t go wrong when it comes to Mac and cheese.

I also added in a recent tip I learned from my friend Dani. Her mom always added sugar to her mac and cheese. She said he mom ran a daycare and she would make the kids mac and cheese and the parents would call her wondering about the recipe because the kids only liked the one at daycare. They are not wrong, it’s so good! Who knew adding sugar to mac and cheese would be delicious? I love weird little combos like that that end up amazing!

Try this one out for yourself and let me know what you think! Also, be sure to follow me @lolohomekitchen over on Instagram and Facebook to see the latest recipes.


Grandma’s Mac and Cheese

My Grandma’s recipe for classic Mac and Cheese that I grew up eating as a kid and will make forever. Nothing fancy in this one, just lots of love and memories.

Prep time: 5 min  |  Cook time: 20 min  |  Total: 25 min

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1 16 ounce box elbow macaroni (4 cups) You can use shells too)

16 ounces Velveeta, cut into cubes

1 1/3 cups milk, plus more if needed

4 Tablespoons butter

2 teaspoons Sugar, optional


  1. Cook elbow noodles according to package instructions. (boil about 10-12 minutes) Drain pasta and pour noodles back into the same pot.
  2. Turn heat to low, add the velveeta cubes, milk and butter to the noodles. Stir occasionally until cheese is all melted. Add more milk if you like it a little bit “soupier” or more cheese for thicker.
  3. You can also add about 2 teaspoons of sugar and stir. I just learned this trick from my friend Dani and it’s SO good!!
  4. Enjoy right away!



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