Homestyle Macaroni & Cheese
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Homestyle Macaroni & Cheese

The comfort of baked macaroni and cheese has been a family favorite for generations.

6
servings
15 min
PREP TIME
35 min
TOTAL TIME

Ingredients

Pasta

2 cups uncooked dried elbow macaroni

Sauce

1/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

2 cups Land O Lakes® Half & Half

1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened

2 teaspoons country-style Dijon mustard

1/2 teaspoon salt

to 1/2 teaspoon pepper

10 (3/4-ounce) slices Land O Lakes® Deli American quartered

Crumb Topping

1 cup panko bread crumbs

2 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter melted

2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 400°F.

  2. STEP 2

    Cook macaroni according to package directions. Drain.

  3. STEP 3

    Melt 1/4 cup butter in 3-quart saucepan until sizzling; stir in flour. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, 1 minute or until smooth and bubbly. Add half & half, cream cheese, mustard, salt and pepper. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, 3-4 minutes or until sauce is thickened.

  4. STEP 4

    Stir in cooked macaroni and American. Spoon into ungreased 2-quart casserole.

  5. STEP 5

    Stir together all crumb topping ingredients in bowl; sprinkle over macaroni mixture. Bake 15-20 minutes or until heated through and golden brown.

Nutrition

650Calories
45Fat (mg)
135Cholesterol (mg)
960Sodium (mg)
46Carbohydrates (g)
2Dietary Fiber
18Protein (g)

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  January 06, 2016

CAN THIS RECIPE BE FROZEN?

— says JOAN
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Test Kitchen Comment January 08, 2016

Hi Joan, thanks for the question! We would not suggest freezing this recipe, as when it is baked again, the noodles may become soggy and the cheese may separate. Hope this helps!

— says mallory
  December 31, 2012

My children only like LOL white anerican cheese, I have been making a modification of this recipe for over 20 years (I just came across this recipe while looking for something else). I use cavatapi or rotini instead of macaroni (more fun for the kids). I also put in a pound to a pound and a half of american cheese and a touch more milk. No cream cheese, and find it is much better made the day before - cooled refrigerated and reheated. Also cook with a cover on the baking dish or cover with tinfoil for all but the last 5 min of heating - I will keep the moisture in so it will not get that (dried out) look.texture.

— says julie
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