Canadian Living's Macaroni and Cheese With Ham

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 0 mins

My problem with Mac and Cheese is it's never cheesy enough. This one even impresses my younger daughter, who is a Kraft Mac and Cheese fan.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a saucepan, melt butter over medium heat; saute onion and ham until onion is soft.
  2. Add flour and cook, stirring until well mixed.
  3. Slowly add milk, whisking constantly, until mixture starts to thicken.
  4. Add mustard, salt, pepper and cayenne.
  5. Stir in cheddar cheese until just melted.
  6. While making sauce, cook macaroni in a separate pot, until tender but firm.
  7. Drain and put back into pot.
  8. Combine with sauce, then pour into a 2 litre baking dish or casserole dish.
  9. In a small bowl combine parmesan and bread crumbs.
  10. Sprinkle over macaroni mixture.
  11. Broil for about 3 minutes, until brown.


Most Helpful

This was good, and very easy to put together but I did find it a bit bland and not very cheesy. Couldn't really taste the ham either. My toddler liked it still though:)

mommymakeit4u May 16, 2011

We wished it was more cheesy. It was moist and tasty, and I liked that it was done so quickly.

ourhouse January 05, 2010

Awesome mac n cheese! Big hit with the family (even tho I didn't have any parmesan, or cayenne pepper). It was enough to feed a family of 5, with leftovers for my husbands lunch tomorrow. Nobody even thought to add ketchup to it either - it was THAT good! Thanks for another keeper! :)

Happy Mommy November 03, 2009

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