This imitation of the popular stuff in the yellow box isn’t baked and takes about a third of the time as regular macaroni and cheese. (And this way, you know what is really going into it.)

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Creamy  Boxed Macaroni and Cheese Knock Off (Prep. Time 30 minutes. Serves 4-6)

1 box elbow macaroni or shells

1/3 brick Velveeta Cheese, cubed

1 C. shredded sharp cheddar cheese

2 Tb. Butter

2 Tb. Flour

2 ½ to 3  C milk

Bring a saucepan of salted water to a boil and cook the macaroni per package instructions.  In a medium sauce pan, melt the butter and whisk in the flour.  Cook until the flour starts to turn a little brown.  Whisk in milk and continue to stir until the milk almost comes to a boil.  Stir in the cheeses and continue to stir until melted.  Drain the macaroni and stir into the cheese sauce.  Garnish with sliced olives or other add-ons if desired. I even made tiny meatballs for the husband and he really liked that.

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