Baked Macaroni And Cheese With Ham Cubes Recipe

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Baked Macaroni And Cheese With Ham Cubes

Vicki Butts (lazyme)

By
@lazyme5909

A simple dish from Once a Month Cooking. You can cook this straight from the freezer for an easy weeknight dinner.


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Serves:

4

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

25 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

2 1/2 c
white sauce (see recipe below)
1/2 tsp
dry mustard
6 oz
cheddar cheese, shredded
8 oz
elbow macaroni
1 1/2 c
ham cubes
1
jumbo freezer bag

WHITE SAUCE:

2 Tbsp
cornstarch
1 tsp
salt
1/4 tsp
pepper
2 c
milk
2 Tbsp
butter

Directions Step-By-Step

1
White sauce:
In medium saucepan, combine cornstarch, salt and pepper; using wire whisk, stir in milk until smooth. Add butter. Stirring constantly with rubber spatula, bring to boil over medium-high heat and boil 1 minute. Remove from heat.
2
Stir dry mustard into white sauce; add 1 3/4 cups grated cheese and stir until melted (reserve 1/4 cup cheese for topping). Cook elbow macaroni for six minutes; drain. Add cheese sauce to macaroni; stir. Turn into a greased, 2-quart casserole dish; stir in ham cubes. Top with reserved grated cheese.
3
To freeze:
Cover casserole with aluminum foil; seal dish in jumbo freezer bag. Freeze.
4
To prepare:
Place frozen casserole (covered with aluminum foil) in preheated 375ºF oven. Bake for 25 minutes; remove aluminum foil. Bake 25 minutes more, or until hot and bubbly.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy