Cheese and Macaroni with Ham

12
Sara Andrea

By
@Sara_Andrea

Mmmm cheesy

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
8
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
20 Min
Method:
Bake

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
This dish is so decadent and creamy! We loved the addition of cream cheese. It adds a slight tang and makes the macaroni super creamy. Even though there's only a little bit, you taste a bit of spiciness from the mustard. Very yummy! Perfect as an entree or a side dish. A great recipe to use leftover holiday ham too.

Ingredients

6 Tbsp
butter
3 Tbsp
flour
2 c
milk
8 oz
cream cheese
2 c
shredded cheddar
2 tsp
spicy brown mustard
1/2 tsp
salt
1/4 tsp
pepper
3 c
uncooked macaroni
3/4 c
breadcrumbs
2 Tbsp
parsley, minced
1
ham steak, precooked and cubed

How to Make Cheese and Macaroni with Ham

Step-by-Step

  • 1Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cook macaroni.
  • 2Melt 4 tablespoons butter in large saucepan. Stir in flour until smooth. Add milk, stir constantly until bubbly. Add cream cheese. After melted, stir in salt, pepper, and mustard.
  • 3Add cheddar, stir; remove from heat.
  • 4Combine pasta, ham, and sauce.
  • 5Add to baking dish.
  • 6In a separate small pan melt 2 tablespoons butter; toss breadcrumbs and parsley.
  • 7Sprinkle over macaroni.
  • 8Bake uncovered at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes.

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About Cheese and Macaroni with Ham

Course/Dish: Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids