Easy Homemade Mac & Cheese

Easy Homemade Mac & Cheese
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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

Ingredients

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

Directions

  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)

Calories
610
Cholesterol
115mg
Carbohydrates
41g
Protein
19g
Fat
40g
Sodium
930mg
Dietary Fiber
1g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

Best Mac & Cheese I ever made.

Rating

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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