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Ham Hot Dish

 Ham Hot Dish
Parmesan cheese makes this a rich and tasty variation of traditional macaroni and cheese. My family has come to expect this meal whenever I have leftover ham.
6-8 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Dash ground nutmeg
  • Dash pepper
  • 2-3/4 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 can (4 ounces) mushrooms stems and pieces, drained
  • 1 jar (4 ounces) diced pimientos, drained
  • 1 package (7 ounces) macaroni, cooked and drained
  • 1-1/2 cups cubed fully cooked ham
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese, divided

Directions

  • In a saucepan, saute onion in butter for 3 minutes or until tender.
  • Stir in flour, salt, nutmeg and pepper. Gradually add milk, stirring
  • constantly. Add the green pepper, mushrooms and pimientos. Bring to
  • a boil; boil and stir for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat; add
  • macaroni and mix well.
  • Spoon half into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Sprinkle with
  • ham and 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese. Top with the remaining macaroni
  • mixture. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake, uncovered, at
  • 375° for 20-30 minutes or until bubbly. Yield: 6-8 servings.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 228 calories, 13 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 46 mg cholesterol, 753 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 12 g protein.