macaroni & ham & cheese

Makes: 8 servings. Prep: 10 minutes. COOK: 20 minutes. Bake: at 375 for 25 to 30 minutes.

macaroni & ham & cheese
Servings: 6 Prep 10 mins Bake 375°F 25 mins to 30 mins Cook 20 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 bag (20 ounces) frozen mixed vegetables
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 medium-size yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 3 cups milk
  • 5 drops hot-pepper sauce
  • 12 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, shredded (about 3 cups)
  • 1 pound ham steak (1/2 inch thick), cut in cubes
  • 1 pound elbow macaroni

Make It

1. Cook vegetables following package directions; drain and set aside.

2. In a large saucepan, melt 2 tablespoons of the butter with the oil over medium-low heat. Add onion and saute for 4 minutes. Stir in garlic and cook 2 minutes longer until onion is translucent.

3. Stir in dry mustard, salt and flour; cook 1 minute. Increase heat to medium, add milk and cook, stirring constantly until mixture thickens, about 10 minutes. Reduce heat to low; add hot-pepper sauce, cheese and ham. Cook, stirring, until cheese is melted, about 2 minutes. Stir drained vegetables into cheese mixture.

4. Heat oven to 375. Grease a 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking dish with remaining 1 teaspoon butter. Cook macaroni following package directions. Drain well and combine with cheese and vegetable mixture. Pour into prepared pan and bake at 375 for 25 to 30 minutes or until

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Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 6; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 618, Fat, total (g): 27, chol. (mg): 97, sat. fat (g): 13, carb. (g): 63, fiber (g): 5, pro. (g): 33, sodium (mg): 1255, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.