Baked Macaroni And Cheese With Ham Cubes

Baked Macaroni And Cheese With Ham Cubes Recipe

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Vicki Butts (lazyme)

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@lazyme5909

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

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
4
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
25 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 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
  • WHITE SAUCE:

  • 2 Tbsp
    cornstarch
  • 1 tsp
    salt
  • 1/4 tsp
    pepper
  • 2 c
    milk
  • 2 Tbsp
    butter

How to Make Baked Macaroni And Cheese With Ham Cubes

Step-by-Step

  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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About Baked Macaroni And Cheese With Ham Cubes

Course/Dish: Pasta
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy




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