Creamy Macaroni & Cheese

A classic creamy macaroni and cheese recipe that’s made with American and Cheddar cheeses.

Recipe makes 6 servings.


  • 16 ounces dried uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 1/2 cup Butter
  • 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon dried mustard
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon white pepper
  • 4 cups milk
  • 1 pound (4 cups) slice Deli American Cheese, cubed
  • 8 ounces (2 cup) Cheddar Cheese, shredded


  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 and seasonings. Add milk; cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture boils and thickens (5 to 7 minutes).
  3. Reduce heat to low; stir in American cheese. Cook until cheese is melted (3 to 5 minutes). Add cooked macaroni; mix well.
  4. Spoon into ungreased 2-quart casserole.
  5. Top with a generous  layer of shredded Cheddar cheese
  6. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until heated through and Cheddar cheese topping is melted and bubbling with flavor.

Helpful Tip

Add 1 cup chopped cooked ham and 1/2 cup chopped red or green bell pepper, or 1/2 cup crispy bacon bits and 1 cup drained mushroom pieces to make this “special”.