Baked Macaroni, Ham and Cheese

Enjoy this cheesy casserole made with ham and pasta for a tasty dinner– ready in an hour.

  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 60 min
  • ingredients 8
  • servings 4

Ingredients

8
oz. (3 1/2 cups) uncooked macaroni or bow tie pasta (farfalle)
1/4
cup butter
1
small garlic clove, minced
1/4
cup all-purpose flour
2
cups milk
6
oz. (1 1/2 cups) shredded extra-sharp Cheddar cheese
4
drops hot pepper sauce
1
cup julienne-cut (1 1/2x1/4x1/4-inch) cooked ham
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 1 1/2-quart casserole with nonstick cooking spray.
  • 2 Cook pasta to desired doneness as directed on package. Drain; return to saucepan.
  • 3 Meanwhile, melt butter in medium saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic; cook 1 minute. With wire whisk, blend in flour; cook and stir 1 minute. Add milk; cook until mixture boils and thickens, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to low. Add cheese; stir until melted.
  • 4 Stir in hot pepper sauce. If desired, add salt and pepper to taste. Add ham; mix well. Add cheese sauce to cooked pasta; stir until well mixed. Spoon into sprayed casserole.
  • 5 Bake at 375°F. for 25 to 30 minutes or until lightly browned and bubbly.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    620
    (
    Calories from Fat
    280),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    31g
    31%
    (Saturated Fat
    18g,
    18%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    100mg
    100%;
    Sodium
    950mg
    950%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    55g
    55%
    (Dietary Fiber
    2g
    2%
      Sugars
    9g
    9%
    ),
    Protein
    30g
    30%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    25%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    45%;
    Iron
    20%;
    Exchanges:
    3 1/2 Starch; 3 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 3 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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