Best Ever Macaroni & Cheese

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Lunch, Dinner Cheese Over 30 min 6

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Best Ever Macaroni & Cheese

Description

This favorite macaroni and cheese recipe is baked until bubbling for a soothing and satisfying supper.

Ingredients

Macaroni:
  • 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
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 10 (3/4-ounce) slices 
  • Land O Lakes® Deli American, quartered
 
Topping:
  • 1/2 cup dried bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon Land O Lakes® Butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

Preparation

Heat oven to 350°F. 
 
Cook macaroni according to package directions. Drain.
 
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 and salt. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, 3-4 minutes or until sauce is thickened. 
 
Reduce heat to low; stir in cheese. Cook 3-5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Add cooked macaroni; mix well.Spoon into ungreased 2-quart casserole. 
 
Stir together all topping ingredients in bowl; sprinkle over top of macaroni mixture. Bake 20-25 minutes or until heated through and golden brown. 
 
 
 
Recipe Tips
For a added flavor, stir in 3 ounces cubed cream cheese and 1 teaspoon Dijon-style mustard into the sauce. 
 

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