BAKED MAC, CHEESE and HAM

Baked Mac, Cheese And Ham

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Debbie Sue

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@DSNjustpinchme

Feel free to use the cheese of your choice, or even blend two together! We like a nice medium cheddar. It's soooo good! Hope you will give it a try :)

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
6 to 8
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 1 lb
    elbow macaroni, cooked and drained
  • 4 Tbsp
    butter
  • 1 medium
    onion, chopped
  • 1/4 c
    flour
  • 4 c
    milk
  • 1/8 tsp
    cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp
    salt
  • 1/2 tsp
    pepper
  • 2 1/2 c
    shredded cheddar cheese, divided (i like medium)
  • 8 oz
    diced ham (i like small pieces)
  • 2 slice
    white sandwich bread

How to Make BAKED MAC, CHEESE and HAM

Step-by-Step

  1. Cook the pasta according to directions. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a large pot (6 qt.) melt butter. Add onion, cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
  3. Sprinkle onion with flour, stir to coat. Slowly pour in milk, stir so there are no lumps. Cook until mixture is thick and bubbly, about 7 to 8 minutes.
  4. Season with salt, pepper and cayenne. Add only 2 cups of the cheddar cheese. Stir until cheese is nicely melted.
  5. Toss pasta with the cheese mixture, and fold in the ham.
    Transfer to a 9 X 13 baking dish.
  6. In a food processor, pulse bread until large crumbs form. Toss with remaining 1/2 cup of cheese.
  7. Top pasta with your cheesy breadcrumbs . Bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes, or until the top is golden.
  8. Enjoy! This is my favorite Mac and Cheese!

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About BAKED MAC, CHEESE and HAM

Course/Dish: Pasta
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: For Kids




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