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macaroni ham and cheese casserole

Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Stir the cheddar cheese into the macaroni mixture and sprinkle the breadcrumbs evenly over the top. I used Goldfish crackers and pasta shells because that’s what I had on hand. Pour and scrape the mixture into the macaroni and mix well. Spoon the macaroni mixture into the prepared baking dish. Cook elbow macaroni in the … Beat eggs in a large bowl. My Baked Ham & Cheese Pasta Casserole is basically a baked macaroni and cheese casserole with ham and topped with cheese crackers. Make it a hearty casserole with additional vegetables. Top with remaining 3/4 cup cheese. By using The Spruce Eats, you accept our, Creamy Macaroni and Cheese With Cheddar and Boursin Cheeses, 32 Family-Pleasing Macaroni and Cheese Recipes, Slow Cooker Macaroni and Cheese With Variations, Tuna Noodle Casserole With Homemade Sauce, 54 Dinner Casserole Recipes for Easy Family Meals, Crock Pot Potato and Ham Casserole With Cheese. Add sliced sautéed mushrooms to the macaroni and sauce mixture. 1 (10 3/4-ounce) can cream of mushroom soup. It’s an easy mac and cheese recipe, and I love casseroles so this would be cheesy goodness. In a large casserole or baking dish, spread mixture... bubbly. Cook until the cheese has melted; remove from the heat. For a lighter sauce, replace half of the milk with chicken stock or vegetable broth (low sodium). Saute cubed ham on medium heat until lightly browned. The “topping” is just an added layer of cheese. Stir and lower the heat to medium-low. Bring to boil, stirring constantly; cook and stir 3 to 5 min. Mix to combine the ingredients thoroughly. Bake as directed, or until the topping has browned and the filling is bubbly. Cook elbow macaroni for six minutes; drain. Cube most of Velveeta, shred remaining 2 oz. Bake in the preheated oven for about 30 minutes, or until it is hot and bubbly. Pour the pasta, ham and veggie mixture into a buttered (or sprayed) casserole dish. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or the topping is browned and the casserole is hot and bubbling around the edges. Cook, stirring, until the mushrooms are wilted. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, combine the milk and flour; whisk to blend thoroughly. Pour in cheese sauce packet, 1/2 of the cheese and ham. HAM, CHEESE, AND POTATO CASSEROLE Combine potatoes, ham, butter, garlic, salt and... Add 1 cup cheese, stirring until combined well. Cooked frozen mixed vegetables would be good as well. It's also a great way to use up that leftover holiday ham. But any cheese cracker like Cheez-It or Better Cheddar would work and of course any small pasta will work (macaroni… For a buttery breadcrumb topping, combine 1 cup of soft breadcrumbs with 2 tablespoons of melted butter. Broil 2 minutes after baking if you'd like breadcrumbs & cheese … Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cook Time: 38 minutes. Sprinkle the top with Parmesan cheese and place in … Add the bell pepper and cook for about 2 more minutes, or until the onion is translucent. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Stir the cheddar cheese into the macaroni mixture and sprinkle the breadcrumbs evenly over the top. A mixture of cheddar and American cheese would make a creamy cheese sauce as well. Add the cheese sauce, the cayenne and cream. Yield: 8 servings. Heat the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir in the chopped ham, green onions if using, and 2 cups of the shredded cheese. or until thickened. Transfer to a lightly greased 9-by-13-inch baking dish. Spoon into greased 13x9 baking dish. (Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Set aside while you prepare the sauce. With this cookbook, you’re never more than a few steps away from a down home dinner. Everything gets mixed … Stir in the salt, onion powder, and pepper. Add cheese sauce to macaroni; stir. Remove from heat and stir in cooked pasta and ham. Cook following the package directions. Remove the vegetables to a plate and set aside. Add to drained pasta. In a large bowl, combine the cooked onion, bell pepper, and ham with the drained macaroni, pimiento, cream of mushroom soup, pepper, 1/2 cup of milk, and the parsley. This macaroni and cheese ham casserole by Catherine’s Plates on YouTube is a great Thanksgiving leftover recipe if you have a lot of ham to spare. Mix bread crumbs with the remaining cheese and melted butter and spread the mixture evenly over … Total Time: 53 minutes. Lightly butter a 2 1/2 or 3 quart casserole. Ham and cheese pasta bake with lots of vegetables, easy to make and bound to make your children happy! A casserole with elbow noodles, cheese soup, ham (great use for leftover ham), shredded cheese, seasonings, and sour cream. Lightly butter a 2-quart baking dish or spray the dish with nonstick cooking spray. Add about 1 to 1 1/2 cups of steamed frozen peas, a combination of steamed peas and diced carrots, or cooked green beans. Get it free when you sign up for our newsletter. Grate onion, drain juice, set aside. Instructions. Meanwhile, in small skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat; cook onion, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 7 minutes. In the picture below, I added chopped ham into left-over mac and cheese, then topped it with more cheese before warming it in the oven for a second serving. This hearty macaroni and cheese with ham is an easy dish to prepare and makes a great tasting everyday meal or potluck casserole. Remove foil from casserole… Pour egg mixture over pasta. Add the drained macaroni to the sauce; stir until well blended. Bake as directed, or until the topping has browned and the filling is bubbly. Macaroni and Cheese Casserole with Ham and Peas Amanda's Cookin' shredded American cheese, milk, frozen peas, olive oil, pepper and 12 more Barbecue Beef and Cheese Casserole Yummly ground beef, salted butter, barbecue sauce, refrigerated biscuits and 5 more 8 ounces elbow macaroni (about 2 cups uncooked). This ham and cheese pasta bake is a recipe … The added cheese makes for a slightly crisp, bubbly layer on the top, which is amazing (and easy). Add the ham and cook, stirring, about 1 minute. When pasta is cooked and drained, stir together with cheese mixture, ham and 2 cups of shredded cheese. Or make the sauce richer by using some half-and-half or light cream in place of some of the milk. ), The Spruce Eats uses cookies to provide you with a great user experience. Bring a medium saucepan of water to a boil over high heat. Sprinkle with the shredded cheese and continue baking just until melted. Ham Adds a Smoky Flavor If you have leftover ham, chop it and add it to macaroni and cheese for a great-tasting casserole to feed a hungry crowd. A blend of 2 or 3 cheeses works well in the dish, such as triple cheddar or cheddar and Monterey Jack. Southern-cuisine expert and cookbook author Diana Rattray has created more than 5,000 recipes articles in her 20 years as a food writer. Cook, stirring, over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. or until bubbly. With this cookbook, you’re never more than a few steps away from a down home dinner. For a buttery breadcrumb topping, combine 1 cup of soft breadcrumbs with 2 tablespoons of melted butter. Cook, stirring, about 1 minute. Cook the macaroni in boiling salted water following the package directions; drain in a colander and rinse with hot water. Combine Panko breadcrumbs and 2 T melted butter, sprinkle over top of macaroni and cheese. Ham and Macaroni Casserole. Wisk until well blended. A blend of 2 or 3 cheeses works well in the dish, such as triple cheddar or cheddar and Monterey Jack. Meanwhile, melt butter in medium saucepan on medium heat. Or add some smoked cheddar cheese to the regular cheddar cheese. Bake 20 minutes. Add the onion and cook for about 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Get it free when you sign up for our newsletter. Add flour; cook and stir 1 min. Add the diced ham to the skillet and continue cooking for about 3 minutes, stirring frequently. Add extra veggies to the macaroni mixture for extra color, texture, and flavor —peas, broccoli, carrots, corn, or mixed vegetables are all good choices. Sprinkle with the remaining 1 cup of shredded cheese and then sprinkle the buttered breadcrumbs over the cheese layer. Drain well. Transfer to a buttered 10-cup baking dish. Cook elbow macaroni in the … ), Slow Cooker Macaroni and Cheese With Variations, Crock Pot Potato and Ham Casserole With Cheese, 54 Dinner Casserole Recipes for Easy Family Meals, Easy Tuna Noodle Casserole With Cheddar Cheese, Creamy Macaroni and Cheese With Cheddar and Boursin Cheeses. Casseroles come in handy if you want to use up old ingredients or … Next, toss 4 tbsp of salted butter into a large sauce pan, and melt over medium … Sprinkle the top of casserole with Panko crumbs (or bread crumbs); top with grated cheese. Reserve 3/4 cup of cheese and place remaining cheese in pot and stir until melted. If you don't have pimientos, omit or use roasted red bell peppers instead, or add chopped red bell pepper to the green bell pepper for a burst of color. Turn into a greased, 2-quart casserole dish; stir in ham cubes. Spoon in the macaroni mixture. Add the elbow macaroni and 1 teaspoon of salt. Use leftover ham or ham from the deli in this dish and feel free to omit the green onions. … Sauté some mushrooms along with the onions and bell pepper. Use leftover ham or ham from the deli in this dish and feel free to omit the green onions. Or add a few tablespoons of grated Parmesan cheese to the breadcrumbs. Preheat the oven to 375, and lightly butter an 8x8" oven-safe dish. Prep Time: 15 minutes. A … Stir dry mustard into white sauce; add 1 3/4 cup grated cheese and stir until melted (reserve 1/4 cup cheese for topping). Baked Homemade Mac and Cheese: The recipe below is for a baked macaroni and cheese with ham and peas. A twist on traditional macaroni and cheese, this Ham and Macaroni Casserole is an … Set aside. Heat a large pot of salted water to a boil, drop in pasta. Pour sauce into large mixing bowl, and stir in the macaroni, diced ham, 1 1/2 cups of the cheese and the grated onion. Or add a few tablespoons of grated … For a heartier one-dish meal, add extra ham and top it with more cheese, like Swiss or cheddar jack. Cover pan with foil, then bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 25 minutes. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Grease a 2 1/2-quart casserole dish. Gradually stir in milk. Cook pasta to just shy … Transfer the macaroni mixture to the prepared baking dish. Southern-cuisine expert and cookbook author Diana Rattray has created more than 5,000 recipes articles in her 20 years as a food writer. Stir to combine; Spoon mixture evenly into a 9 x 13 glass dish. In saucepan of boiling salted water, cook macaroni according to package directions until al dente, drain and return to pot. Add breadcrumbs toppings for extra crunch, and serve the casserole with a basic tossed salad or steamed vegetables, and biscuits or dinner rolls. This hearty macaroni and cheese with ham is an easy dish to prepare and makes a great tasting everyday meal or potluck casserole. 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