Baked Macaroni and Cheese with Ham

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Macaroni and cheese is a comfort food in our family. I make it at least twice a month. They boys love it, and I love that I can tweak it each time to make it a little different. 

My children’s favorite extra is adding ham to it and then baking it. They love the cheesy bits that get cooked on top, and then devour the rest of it. 

You could add different veggies, or even a breadcrumb top. It’s a great versatile dinner.

If you are looking for more one dish recipes, why not try one of these?

Printable recipe is available at the bottom of this post.

Baked Macaroni and Cheese with Ham

What you will need:

  • 1 box dry macaroni
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • water
  • 4 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 medium onion; chopped
  • 5 Tbsp. flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 3 cups of grated cheese*
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 2 cups cooked ham; diced

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Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook macaroni until its tender but not over done. Drain and set aside.

In a medium sauce pan melt the butter, and add the flour and pepper to make a rue. Cook on medium heat stirring frequently for 5 minutes. Careful not to burn.

Slowly add in milk, followed by the cheese. Whisk slowly until the cheese melts into the milk and rue. Add onions and ham and cook on low for 5 minutes.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees 

In a large oven safe pot, mix together the macaroni and cheese sauce. 

You can top it with extra cheese of you wish. 

Bake for 30 minutes until golden and bubbly.

Let sit for 5 minutes and then serve.

Baked Macaroni and Cheese with Ham
Serves 8
A simple yet delicious bake mac and cheese with ham.
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
50 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
50 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 box dry macaroni
  2. 2 tsp. salt
  3. water
  4. 4 Tbsp. butter
  5. 1 medium onion; chopped
  6. 5 Tbsp. flour
  7. 2 cups milk
  8. 3 cups of grated cheese*
  9. 1/4 tsp. pepper
  10. 2 cups cooked ham; diced
Instructions
  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook macaroni until its tender but not over done. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a medium sauce pan melt the butter, and add the flour and pepper to make a rue. Cook on medium heat stirring frequently for 5 minutes. Careful not to burn.
  3. Slowly add in milk, followed by the cheese. Whisk slowly until the cheese melts into the milk and rue. Add onions and ham and cook on low for 5 minutes.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  5. In a large oven safe pot, mix together the macaroni and cheese sauce.
  6. You can top it with extra cheese of you wish.
  7. Bake for 30 minutes until golden and bubbly.
  8. Let sit for 5 minutes and then serve.
Notes
  1. You can use whatever cheese you like. I do a combo of marble and cheddar.
Adapted from alishaenid.com
Adapted from alishaenid.com
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 Macaroni and Cheese with Ham

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