How to make it

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Lightly butter a deep 2 1/2-quart casserole.
  • Bring the large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the oil, then the elbow macaroni, and cook until the macaroni is just tender, about 7 minutes. Do not overcook. Drain well. Return to the cooking pot.
  • In a small saucepan, melt 8 tablespoons of the butter. Stir into the macaroni. In a large bowl, mix the Muenster, mild and sharp Cheddar, and Monterey Jack cheeses. To the macaroni, add the half-and-half, 1 1/2 cups of the shredded cheese, the cubed Velveeta, and the eggs. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer to the buttered casserole. Sprinkle with the remaining 1/2 cup of shredded cheese and dot with the remaining one tablespoon of butter.
  • Bake until it's bubbling around the edges, about 35 minutes. Serve hot. Makes 4 to 6 servings
  • Note: It is sometimes difficult to buy some of the cheeses shredded. So we often buy blocks of the cheese, shred what's needed, and freeze the rest for the next time we make this dish. Who knows? You might have another craving for it at Christmas.
  • "Labelle Cuisine : Recipes to Sing About" by Patti LaBelle, Laura B. Randolph and Laura Randolph Lancaster

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  • lovebreezy 4 years ago
    Please consider adding this recipe to the Velveeta group. You are the only one that can do this since it is your submitted recipe. You'll need to join the group but you can easily unjoin after you add the recipe if you want.
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  • cricket83 10 years ago
    OOOOO sounds YUMMY!!!!!
    will attempt to make this one for sure :))
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  • chef2 11 years ago
    Lol I know what you mean velveeta who would have thought.Thanks for posting comment.
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    georgesgirlnumber1 ate it and said...
    Well, I just made it and I told my husband it was a little different recipe for macaroni and cheese. After his first taste he responded, "you can keep this one!" I said, "well thanks, daddy." lol But, you get what he meant. We really liked it. I can't believe I'd see the day when I'd say I ate something with Velveeta and I liked it! Really, I did and I'm keeping this one handy. thanks
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    " It was good "
    georgesgirlnumber1 ate it and said...
    I finally copied this recipe and when I did, I saw Patti LaBelle mentioned. Believe it or not, I remember copying down this recipe when I saw Patti make it with (Martha Stewart?)...anyway, I never saw it again and never got to make it, so now I've got it copied, I'm getting ready to make it! I'll rate it shortly. Thanks so much for finding my lost recipe
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    " It was excellent "
    linebb956 ate it and said...
    I have Patti Labelle's cook book and this is one of my favorites.. When I need comfort, this does the trick.. Good post.
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