Lightened up Macaroni and Cheese

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READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by Lola59

This is a lightened up version of the macaroni and cheese my mom used to make, and a recipe that I've been making for many years now. It has a mild flavor and is very creamy and delicious. I am posting this to see the calorie content.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. 1. Melt butter in medium sized saucepan. Stir in flour, salt, pepper (I usually make mine without pepper, as I prefer it that way), and dry mustard. Cook a minute or two on medium heat.
  2. 2. Gradually stir in milk. Stir constantly at medium heat for 10 minutes, or until thick. Remove from heat.
  3. 3. Stir in 1 1/2 cups cheese. Stir in hot cooked elbow macaroni and cubed ham.
  4. 4. Pour into a 2 quart baking dish. Sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup cheddar cheese over top, and then sprinkle bread crumbs.
  5. 5. Bake at 375 for 25 minutes, until hot and bubbly.

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