I had leftover ham from Easter that I needed to use up so I found a version of Mac and cheese with ham and sort of made it my own. It came out really good and my whole family loved it.
– 2 cups diced ham
– 1 onion, diced
– 3/4 box of bow tie pasta (or any pasta) or 2 cups cooked pasta
– 2 cups cheddar cheese
– 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
– 2 cups whole milk
– 1/4 cup butter
– 3 tbsp. flour
– pinch of salt and pepper
Preheat your oven to 350F.
Spray a 9×13-inch casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
Begin by heating up a pan and adding a tbsp. of butter. Add in the onion and diced ham. Cook for a few minutes until the onions are translucent. Pour into a bowl and set aside.
Cook the pasta.
After the pasta cooks, add the butter to the pan you sautéed the ham and onions in. Once the butter is melted, add in the flour and whisk for two minutes constantly. Then, add in the milk slowly and continue to whisk.
Next, slowly add in the cheddar and Parmesan cheeses and whisk until the cheese is incorporated and begins to thicken.
Add the pasta to the cheese sauce and then add in the ham and onion mixture. Give it all a big stir and pour into the prepared casserole dish. Sprinkle with a bit more cheese and bake for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, turn the oven to broil and broil until the top is golden.
Serve with a side of veggies. Enjoy!