Ham and Cheese Macaroni

Ham and Cheese Macaroni

Ham and broccoli turn macaroni and cheese into a one-dish meal. You can bake the casserole in your oven or heat it in a microwave.

Recipe from Better Homes and Gardens
SERVINGS
4
PREP TIME
30 mins

Ham and Cheese Macaroni

Ham and broccoli turn macaroni and cheese into a one-dish meal. You can bake the casserole in your oven or heat it in a microwave.

Ham and Cheese Macaroni
SERVINGS
4
PREP TIME
30 mins
Ingredients
  • 1   cup elbow macaroni
  • 2   cups broccoli florets or 1 10-ounce package frozen cut broccoli, cooked and drained
  • 1   cup cubed fully cooked ham or turkey ham (5 ounces)
  • 1   medium green or sweet red pepper, cut into 3/4-inch squares (1 cup)
  • 1   cup skim milk
  • 1   tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/8  teaspoon pepper
  • 1   cup cubed American cheese (4 ounces)
  • 3/4  cup soft bread crumbs (1 slice)
  • 1   tablespoon margarine, melted
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Directions
1. 
Cook macaroni according to package directions; drain.
2. 
In a 2-quart casserole combine macaroni, broccoli, ham, and green or red pepper; set aside.
3. 
For sauce, in a small saucepan stir together milk, cornstarch, and pepper. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Add cheese; stir until melted. Stir sauce into mixture in casserole. Combine bread crumbs and margarine; sprinkle atop mixture in casserole.
4. 
Bake, uncovered, in a 350 degree F oven for 30 minutes or until bubbly and bread crumbs are lightly browned.

Variation

  • Microwave directions:

    Prepare as above, except use a microwave-safe casserole and do not sprinkle bread crumbs over macaroni mixture before cooking. Micro-cook macaroni mixture, covered, on 100-percent power (high) for 5 to 8 minutes or until hot, stirring once. Top with bread crumb mixture. Cook, uncovered, on high 1 minute more. Makes 4 servings.

nutrition information

Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 350, Fat, total (g) 15, chol. (mg) 47, carb. (g) 33, pro. (g) 21, sodium (mg) 952, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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