Let’s face it, boxed mac and cheese can be delicious, and a comfort food, but sometimes you just crave that extra something special! That creamy, cheesy goodness that only a homemade version can deliver. The good news? Homemade mac and cheese is surprisingly easy to whip up, and the flavor payoff is incredible. DELICIOUS is all I can say about homemade macaroni and cheese.

5 Ingredient Macaroni and Cheese

It really doesn’t get any easier than this simple homemade macaroni and cheese. Of course, feel free to experiment a little with this dish. You can spice it up with a pinch of cayenne pepper or a sprinkle of smoked paprika. Or elevate the dish with saut├ęd chopped onions or roasted broccoli. And if you want more protein, or to create a hardier dish, add in some shredded chicken or crumbled bacon.

Truly, the beauty of homemade mac and cheese lies in its customization. Adjust the cheesiness, add your favorite mix-ins, and create a dish that perfectly suits your taste. It’s a great way to use up leftover cheese or incorporate seasonal ingredients. As far as how my family likes this dish, I’ve shared the 5 ingredient recipe below. What can I say, we like it simple!

This is the creamiest, yummiest homemade macaroni and cheese with a nice crunchy top layer and I think you are gonna love it! To round out a full meal, I pair this with chicken so that we have a healthier dish with a bit of protein. We typically have it about once a month, though I would love to have it weekly!

Next time you’re craving mac and cheese, skip the box and give this homemade version a try. With a little effort, you’ll be rewarded with a pot of creamy, cheesy goodness that’s sure to become a new family favorite.

Homemade Macaroni and Cheese

Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Author: Kim @ Inspiration Made simple


  • Two cups macaroni
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2/3 8 oz Bar Velvetta Cheese
  • 2/3 8 oz Bar Sharp Cheese
  • Bread Crumbs


  • Cook macaroni until tender.
  • While macaroni is cooking, add cheese to a second sauce pan over medium heat.
  • Add milk and stir constantly until cheese is melted, remove from heat.
  • Drain water from macaroni and pour into a glass baking dish.
  • Pour cheese over macaroni and mix thoroughly.
  • Top with bread crumbs.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for a half hour.