Oven Ready Macaroni & Cheese

Oven Ready Macaroni & Cheese
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4 Reviews
Baked macaroni and cheese that is a classic creamy mac and cheese recipe baked to perfection.
20 min
Prep Time
50 min
Total Time
4 servings

Ingredients

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

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 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.

- Read more about this recipe on Recipe Buzz® Blog.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

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

Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

My four kids loved it. It was a hit.

Rating

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.

Rating

I made the recipe except I added some sharp cheddar cheese as well. It was delish, my family asks for it :

Rating

The recipe was okay. Not very flavorful. I also used lowfat 2% cheese, which I think made the sauce grainy instead of creamy. It might have been better with regular cheese. Even so, it didn't have a lot of flavor. I would probably not make this dish again.

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