Homemade Mac N Cheese


4 cups small elbow macaroni
2/3 C milk
24 oz. Velveeta cheese


Homemade Mac N Cheese

Sep 16, 2022Brian Witmer
Contributed By: Live. Life. Simple. 

This recipe makes 2 trays for the large freeze dryer*

 If you want to do this with individual ingredients, see the "Back Packer's Mac N Cheese Recipe"


  1. Cook, drain and rinse noodles and return to pan
  2. Cut Velveeta into smaller squares
  3. Add 2/3 C milk & Velveeta to the noodles and mix while heating on low
  4. You can also add pepper, salt, garlic or onion powder
  5. Stir and heat until macaroni is evenly covered with cheese
  6. Pour macaroni onto to silicone or parchment lined trays.
  7. Add Dividers, if using. Portions of 10 work great
  8. Pre Freeze If time allows
  9. Freeze Dry
  10. Store Appropriately (See Tips and Tricks for storage help)


I use 5 cups on each tray and use the tray dividers with 10 portions.  This makes each portion a 1/2 Cup serving. 


Cycle Time:

26hr 59min in large freeze dryer with low profile oil less pump


For 1 serving of your 10 divider portions add 1/4-1/2 Cup boiling water, let sit covered for 5 min, stir and let sit for additional 5 min


* Large Tray = 8 Cups/tray   Medium = 6 Cups/Tray   Small = 4 Cups/Tray

Cycle times & rehydration for reference only. Your results may vary. 


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Comments (1)

  • This recipe is great to freeze dry or just eat out of the pot! My grandkids loved it.


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