Oven Ready Macaroni & Cheese
20 min
50 min


5 ounces (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

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, 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. STEP 3

    Spoon into ungreased 2-quart casserole dish. Sprinkle with cornflakes. Bake 30-35 minutes or until heated through.

Tip #1

- 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.

Tip #2

-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.


25Fat (mg)
70Cholesterol (mg)
830Sodium (mg)
40Carbohydrates (g)
2Dietary Fiber
19Protein (g)


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  July 19, 2013

My four kids loved it. It was a hit.

— says Monique
  May 13, 2010

I added ham to the recipe and topped it with crushed Onion and Garlic potato chips instead of the corn flakes, and it turned out very well.

— says Sue
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