Classic Macaroni & Cheese

Classic Macaroni & Cheese
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This classic creamy macaroni and cheese is baked to perfection.
20 min
Prep Time
50 min
Total Time
4 servings

Ingredients

1 1/4 cups
uncooked dried elbow macaroni
2 tablespoons
Land O Lakes® Butter
2 tablespoons
all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon
dried mustard
1/2 teaspoon
onion powder
2 cups
Land O Lakes® Half & Half
10 (3/4-ounce) slices
Land O Lakes® Deli American, quartered
1/3 cup
crushed cornflakes

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F.
  2. Cook macaroni according to package directions. Drain.
  3. 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.
  4. Spoon into ungreased 2-quart casserole dish. Sprinkle with cornflakes. Bake 30-35 minutes or until heated through.

Recipe Tips

- Add 2/3 cup chopped cooked ham, 1/3 cup chopped red or green bell pepper or 1/3 cup drained mushroom stems and pieces.

- To freeze and bake later, 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.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories
470
Cholesterol
70mg
Carbohydrates
40g
Protein
19g
Fat
25g
Sodium
830mg
Dietary Fiber
2g

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