Macaroni With Gruyere Cheese Serrano Ham and Leeks Recipe

READY IN: 1hr 5mins
Recipe by Seebie

Found this on another website, Posted by Jkstern who said this is a "Grown up version of a kid favorite...but kids love it too :-)"

Top Review by FlyingCook

I love this recipe! It so simple and soooo tasty. I have made this with both ham and bacon and love it either way. I have also substituted evaporated milk if I didn't have cream and it didn't hurt the rich creaminess at all. Very nice, sophisticated tasting comfort food.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 450ºF.
  2. Cook pasta in a large pot of salted boiling water until al dente, about 8 to 10 minutes, then drain and set aside.
  3. Heat oil in a medium-sized skillet over medium heat.
  4. Add the ham and cook until brown.
  5. Add the leek.
  6. Then add the cream.
  7. When the cream begins to simmer, add the Parmigiano Reggiano cheese and pasta, and season with salt and prepare.
  8. Divide the pasta into 4 oven-proof dishes.
  9. Top with Gruyere cheese and bread crumbs.
  10. Bake for about 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown.
  11. Remove from oven and sprinkle with chopped chives.
  12. macaroni will be very hot so it is best to let it sit just a few minutes before serving.

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