Creamy Macaroni & Cheese
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Creamy Macaroni & Cheese

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

6
servings
20 min
PREP TIME
45 min
TOTAL TIME

Ingredients

10 ounces (2 cups) dried uncooked 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 quartered

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

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

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  October 20, 2016

I will never make boxed macaroni and cheese again! My family loves it!

— says Daisy
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  August 16, 2016

i did this recipe but i did something different . i add a pie crust on top of the mac and cheese before i put it in the oven to bake. it turn out yummy and now my daughter wants me to make it this way from now on.

— says sally
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