Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Mac and Cheese with Ham

This is an extremely flavourful, cheesy version of Mac & Cheese. Loved by the entire family! Throw in whatever veggies you have around for added benefit.

Macaroni and Cheese With Ham 


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • onion, chopped
  • 1 cup diced cooked ham
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/16 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 1/2 cups shredded old cheddar cheese
  • 3 cups uncooked whole wheat macaroni
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese

  1. In a saucepan, melt butter over medium heat; saute onion and ham until onion is soft.
  2. Add flour and cook, stirring until well mixed.
  3. Slowly add milk, whisking constantly, until mixture starts to thicken.
  4. Add mustard, salt, pepper and cayenne.
  5. Stir in cheddar cheese until just melted.
  6. While making sauce, cook macaroni in a separate pot, until tender but firm.
  7. Drain and put back into pot.
  8. Combine with sauce, then pour into a 2 litre baking dish or casserole dish.
  9. In a small bowl combine parmesan and bread crumbs.
  10. Sprinkle over macaroni mixture.
  11. Broil for about 3 minutes, until brown.
30 min | 30 min prep


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