COUNTRY HAM MAC & CHEESE

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SANDRA WEBB

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THE RECIPE WAS TAKEN FROM NORTH CAROLINA "OUR STATE" MAGAZINE. I HAVE FIXED IT 3 TIMES AND EVERYBODY LOVES THIS DISH.

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Serves:
6-8 SERVINS
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
20 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 8 Tbsp
    butter, divided
  • 6 Tbsp
    all purpose flour
  • 3 c
    whole milk, warm
  • ·
    freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 c
    medium cheddar cheese grated, divided
  • 4 oz
    cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 tsp
    cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp
    nutmeg
  • 3 c
    elbow macaroni, cooked, drained and rinsed
  • 10 oz
    package smithfield old fashioned sugar cured country ham, cooked

How to Make COUNTRY HAM MAC & CHEESE

Step-by-Step

  1. COOK THE SMITHFIELD HAM IN MICROWAVE ABOUT 1 MINUTE. CUT UP IN BITE SIZE. SET ASIDE.
  2. PREHEAT OVEN 375 DEGREE. GREASE A 4 QUART BAKING DISH USING 1 TABLESPOON OF BUTTER. SET ASIDE.
  3. COOK ELBOW MACARONI ACCORDING TO THE PACKAGE AND ADD SALT TO TASTE. ABOUT 15 MINUTES. AFTER COOKED, PUT IN COLANDER TO RINSE AND DRAIN. WASH THIS POT AND BE READY TO COMBINE EVERYTHING TOGETHER IN THIS POT BEFORE TRANSFERRING TO BAKING DISH.
  4. MELT REMAINING BUTTER IN LARGE SAUCEPAN OVER MEDIUM-HIGH HEAT. ADD FLOUR AND COOK, WHILE STIRRING GENTLY FOR 1 MINUTE. GRADUALLY WHISK IN MILK AND BRING TO A BOIL. REDUCE HEAT TO MEDIUM LOW, ADD PEPPER TO TASTE AND STIR UNTIL THICK. REMOVE PAN FROM HEAT.
  5. ADD 1 CUP OF CHEDDAR CHEESE AND ALL THE CREAM CHEESE AND WHISK UNTIL MELTED. STIR IN CAYENNE PEPPER AND NUTMEG.
  6. PUT THE RINSED MACARONI IN THE BIG POT, ADD THE CHEESE MIXTURE AND ADD THE HAM. MIX UP AND TRANSFER TO THE 4 QT. BAKING DISH.
  7. SPRINKLE THE REMAINING CUP OF CHEDDAR CHEESE ON TOP.
    BAKE FOR 20-30 MINUTES OR UNTIL TOP IS GOLDEN AND SAUCE IS BUBBLING.

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About COUNTRY HAM MAC & CHEESE

Course/Dish: Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Healthy



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