Dinner Mac and Cheese

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Lynette !

By
@breezermom

Perfect recipe for leftovers after a holiday meal! Uses leftover ham and leftover roasted vegetables to turn mac and cheese into a one dish meal. I really like this, and you can change the taste up by changing the roasted veggies you add. Great recipe for right after the holidays! From Southern Living with a few changes made by me.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
8
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
45 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

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  • 16 oz
    corkscrew macaroni, dried
  • 3 Tbsp
    butter
  • 1 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1/4 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 4 c
    milk
  • 1 c
    sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 10 oz
    white cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 3 oz
    cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 2 c
    ham, cooked and shredded
  • 2 c
    roasted vegetables, assorted, coarsely chopped
  • 1 1/4 c
    ritz crackers, crushed
  • 2 Tbsp
    butter, melted

How to Make Dinner Mac and Cheese

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Prepare the pasta according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, melt 3 tbsp butter in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add minced garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 1/2 minutes. Gradually whisk in flour; cook, whisking constantly, 1 minute. Gradually whisk in the milk until smooth; cook, whisking constantly for 8 to 10 minutes or until slightly thickened.
  3. Whisk in 1 cup sharp Cheddar cheese and the next 3 ingredients until smooth. Remove from heat, and stir in the ham, vegetables, and hot cooked pasta.
  4. Spoon the pasta mixture into a lightly greased 13 x 9 inch baking dish. Stir together the crushed cracker crumbs and 2 tbsp melted butter. Sprinkle over the pasta mixture.
  5. Bake at 400 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown and bubbly. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

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About Dinner Mac and Cheese

Course/Dish: Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Southern




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