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Creamy Ham 'n' Macaroni

 Creamy Ham 'n' Macaroni
The original comfort food, macaroni and cheese gets a makeover with the addition of cubed ham and grated Parmesan. Kids will love it! —Christy Looper, Colorado Springs, Colorado
6 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups 2% milk
  • 4 teaspoons chicken bouillon granules
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1-1/2 cups cubed fully cooked ham
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • Cook macaroni according to package directions; drain and set aside.
  • In a large saucepan, melt butter over low heat; whisk in flour until
  • smooth. Whisk in the milk, bouillon and pepper. Bring to a boil;
  • cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the
  • heat. Stir in 1 cup cheddar cheese, ham, Parmesan cheese and
  • macaroni.
  • Transfer to a greased 2-qt. baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining
  • cheddar cheese. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 20-25 minutes or
  • until bubbly. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving. Yield: 6
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 434 calories, 26 g fat (16 g saturated fat), 93 mg cholesterol, 1,414 mg sodium,

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Creamy Ham 'n' Macaroni (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 29 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 22 g protein.
Wine: Full-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.