spam-a-roni!

★★★★★ 3
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By Susan Feliciano
from Oak Ridge, TN

I made this up when our children were small, as a way to get a few more vegetables into them. They loved it! It is a marriage of a comfort favorite, macaroni and cheese, with green peas and some added protein with the meat. Although we always called it "Spam"-a-roni, you can use any leftover meat for this recipe. I have used our leftover Easter ham in these photos.

★★★★★ 3
serves 4-5
prep time 5 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For spam-a-roni!

  • 8 oz
    macaroni, uncooked
  • 1 c
    frozen peas
  • 2 c
    chopped spam
  • 1 pkg
    (8 oz) velveeta cheese shreds
  • 1 sm
    can (5.3 oz) evaporated milk
  • 1/2 c
    shredded mozzarella or parmesan cheese (optional)

How To Make spam-a-roni!

  • 1
    First, cook macaroni. Bring 2 quarts salted water to a boil and stir in macaroni. Cook 10 minutes.
  • 2
    While pasta is cooking, place Velveeta cheese and evaporated milk in a microwave-safe 2-quart serving dish. Heat on high power 1 minute at a time, stirring until cheese melts and blends completely. It takes about 3 minutes.
  • 3
    Back to the pasta: After 10 minutes, add the peas and chopped spam to the macaroni and bring back to a boil. Continue to cook about 3 minutes, until macaroni is done to your liking. Drain well.
  • 4
    Stir macaroni into the cheese sauce, blending well. If desired, top with additional grated cheese and cover dish so cheese melts.
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