Cheesy Macaroni with Ham

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 45 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

Ingredients

11/2
cups uncooked elbow macaroni (8 oz)
1/4
cup butter or margarine
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/4
cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon ground mustard
1/8
teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
2
cups milk
11/2
cups chopped cooked ham
1
can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes, drained
2
cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese (8 oz)
1
cup soft bread crumbs (about 1 1/2 slices bread)
2
tablespoons butter or margarine, melted

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. Cook and drain macaroni as directed on package, using minimum cook time.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 3-quart saucepan, melt 1/4 cup butter over medium-high heat. Cook garlic in butter, stirring frequently, until golden. Reduce heat to medium. Stir in flour, salt, mustard and red pepper. Cook and stir until mixture is smooth and bubbly. Gradually add milk, stirring constantly, until mixture boils and thickens, about 5 minutes. Gently stir in ham, tomatoes and cooked macaroni.
  • 3 Remove from heat; stir in cheese until melted. Spoon into baking dish. In small bowl, mix bread crumbs and melted butter; sprinkle over macaroni.
  • 4 Bake uncovered 20 minutes or until browned and bubbly.

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Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
525
,
% Daily Value
Total Fat
29g
29%
(Saturated Fat
17g,
17%
),
Sodium
1063mg
1063%;
Total Carbohydrate
43g
43%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
),
Protein
23g
23%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 1 Very Lean Meat; 1 High-Fat Meat; 4 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.