Easy Homemade Mac & Cheese

Easy Homemade Mac & Cheese

Everyone will ask for this classic creamy macaroni and cheese which is baked to perfection.

15 min.prep time 50 min.total time
6 servings
252 Ratings

Ingredients

7 ounces (1 1/2 cups) dried uncooked elbow macaroni
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons dried mustard
3/4 teaspoon onion powder
16 (3/4-ounce) slices Land O Lakes® Deli American, quartered
1/2 cup crushed cornflakes

Directions

Heat oven to 350°F. Cook macaroni according to package directions. Drain.

Melt butter in 3-quart saucepan until sizzling; stir in flour, mustard and onion powder. Add half & half; cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, 5-7 minutes or until mixture boils and thickens. Reduce heat to low; stir in cheese. Cook 3-5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Add cooked macaroni; mix well.

Spoon into ungreased 2-quart casserole. Sprinkle with cornflakes. Bake 30-35 minutes or until heated through.

Freeze and Bake Later Method: Prepare mixture as directed above except do not sprinkle with cornflakes. Place into casserole or large freezer container. Cover tightly; freeze up to 3 months. To thaw, place in refrigerator 24 hours or until thawed. Heat oven to 350°F. Pour macaroni mixture into ungreased 2-quart casserole dish, if necessary. Bake, covered, 30 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle with cornflakes. Continue baking 10-15 minutes or until heated through.

Recipe Tip

Add 1 cup chopped cooked ham, 1/2 cup chopped red or green bell pepper or 1/2 cup drained mushroom stems and pieces.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 610

Fat: 40g

Cholesterol: 115mg

Sodium: 930mg

Carbohydrates: 41g

Dietary Fiber: 1g

Protein: 19g

Recipe #13974©2007Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

Best Mac & Cheese I ever made.
I made this recipe for my daughter and she loved it!! My normal homemade kind uses other cheeses but the american cheese was more suited for her. I put some in the freezer for a later date but have not tried that one yet.

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