SPAM-A-RONI!

Susan Feliciano

By
@frenchtutor

I made this up when our children were small, as a way to get a few more vegetables into them. They loved it! It is a marriage of a comfort favorite, macaroni and cheese, with green peas and some added protein with the meat. Although we always called it "Spam"-a-roni, you can use any leftover meat for this recipe. I have used our leftover Easter ham in these photos.


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Serves:

4-5

Prep:

5 Min

Cook:

15 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

8 oz
macaroni, uncooked
1 c
frozen peas
2 c
chopped spam
1 pkg
(8 oz) velveeta cheese shreds
1 small
can (5.3 oz) evaporated milk
1/2 c
shredded mozzarella or parmesan cheese (optional)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
First, cook macaroni. Bring 2 quarts salted water to a boil and stir in macaroni. Cook 10 minutes.
2
While pasta is cooking, place Velveeta cheese and evaporated milk in a microwave-safe 2-quart serving dish. Heat on high power 1 minute at a time, stirring until cheese melts and blends completely. It takes about 3 minutes.
3
Back to the pasta:
After 10 minutes, add the peas and chopped spam to the macaroni and bring back to a boil. Continue to cook about 3 minutes, until macaroni is done to your liking. Drain well.
4
Stir macaroni into the cheese sauce, blending well. If desired, top with additional grated cheese and cover dish so cheese melts.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta, Pork
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy
Hashtags: #cheese, #macaroni, #peas, #Spam