Easy Homemade Mac & Cheese

Easy Homemade Mac & Cheese
2 Reviews
Everyone will ask for this classic creamy macaroni and cheese which is baked to perfection.
15 min
Prep Time
50 min
Total Time
6 (1-cup) servings


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


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

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)

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Recipe Comments and 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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