Cheesy Ham Macaroni Recipe
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Cheesy Ham Macaroni Recipe

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I'm often asked to bring this comforting casserole to potluck dinners, and it's a favorite of my family's, too. The rich and creamy easy-to-fix dish is a great way to use leftover baked ham. -Molly Seidel, Edgewood, New Mexico
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (8 ounces) elbow macaroni
  • 6 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Dash pepper
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups cubed fully cooked ham
  • 1 can (4 ounces) mushroom stems and pieces, drained
  • 1 jar (2 ounces) diced pimientos, drained
  • 1/2 cup crushed butter-flavored crackers (about 11 crackers)
  • Minced fresh parsley, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 420 calories, 24 g fat (14 g saturated fat), 80 mg cholesterol, 983 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 20 g protein.

Directions

  1. Cook the macaroni according to package directions. Meanwhile in large saucepan, melt 4 tablespoons butter. Stir in the flour, salt and pepper until smooth; gradually whisk in milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1 minute or until thickened. Reduce heat. Add the cheese; cook and stir until melted. Stir in the ham, mushrooms and pimientos. Drain macaroni; stir into ham mixture.
  2. Transfer to a greased shallow 2-1/2-qt. baking dish. Sprinkle with cracker crumbs; dot with remaining butter. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until heated through and bubbly. Sprinkle with parsley if desired. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Cheesy Ham Macaroni in Taste of Home June/July 2003, p29

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 420 calories, 24 g fat (14 g saturated fat), 80 mg cholesterol, 983 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 20 g protein.

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Reviewed Aug. 2, 2013

Super yummy and easy! This fed 5 people, though. To be fair, two of them were teenage boys.

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Reviewed Apr. 12, 2013

I used shells instead of elbow macaroni and fresh mushrooms instead of canned. My toddler and my husband and I loved it!

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Reviewed Jan. 29, 2012

Our family really liked this recipe!!!

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Reviewed Sep. 13, 2011

Made it for the first time, really easy and fast to get in the oven. Family and I liked it alot and will for sure be making it again. The only thing I didn't do was add the mushrooms, not a big fan.

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