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Creamy Macaroni & Cheese

Creamy Macaroni & Cheese

Everyone loves this classic creamy macaroni and cheese recipe that’s made with American cheese.

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20 min
Prep Time
45 min
Total Time


10 ounces (2 cups) uncooked dried elbow macaroni

3 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

3/4 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon pepper

2 cups Land O Lakes® Half & Half

16 (3/4-ounce) slices Land O Lakes® Deli American, cut into quarters

How to make

  1. STEP 1

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

  2. STEP 2

    Melt butter in 3-quart saucepan until sizzling; stir in flour, salt and pepper. Add half & half; cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, 5-7 minutes or until mixture boils and thickens.

  3. STEP 3

    Reduce heat to low; stir in cheese. Cook 3-5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Add cooked macaroni; mix well.

  4. STEP 4

    Spoon into ungreased 2-quart casserole. Bake 25-30 minutes or until heated through.

Tip #1

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 (1 serving)

480 Calories
26 Fat (g)
70 Cholesterol (mg)
1140 Sodium (mg)
42 Carbohydrates (g)
2 Dietary Fiber
19 Protein (g)
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