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baked macaroni and cheese with ham cubes

(4 ratings)
Recipe by
Vicki Butts (lazyme)
Grapeview, WA

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

(4 ratings)
yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For baked macaroni and cheese with ham cubes

  • 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
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 2 c
  • 2 Tbsp

How To Make baked macaroni and cheese with ham cubes

  • 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.

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