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Mac 'n' Cheese with Ham Recipe

Mac 'n' Cheese with Ham Recipe

This hearty and comforting casserole features ingredients that everyone loves. It has a satisfying homemade flavor.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (7 ounces) elbow macaroni
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups 2% milk
  • 1 package (16 ounces) process cheese (Velveeta), cubed
  • 2 cups cubed fully cooked ham
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen cut asparagus, thawed
  • 1 jar (6 ounces) sliced mushrooms, drained
  • 3 tablespoons dry bread crumbs

Directions

  • 1. Cook macaroni according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, melt butter. Stir in the flour, parsley, mustard and pepper until blended. Gradually stir in milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in cheese until melted.
  • 2. Drain macaroni; add to cheese sauce. Stir in the ham, asparagus and mushrooms. Transfer to a greased 2-1/2-qt. baking dish. Sprinkle with bread crumbs. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until bubbly. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1-1/4 cups equals 576 calories, 31 g fat (17 g saturated fat), 103 mg cholesterol, 1,759 mg sodium, 44 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 32 g protein.