Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins
Mom made this when my second son was born and SHE was in the mood for "comfort food". Had to bug her for a year to get the recipe written down(she's a throw it all together and it tastes great every time cook!). Easy and simple to make. The whole family loves it, I take it to potlucks and always get raves. Sent it out on a recipe exchange a year ago and got a lot of compliments.
- 1 (32 ounce) package Velveeta cheese (don't get the non or reduced fat kind it's icky)
- 1 cup milk
- 1⁄2 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese (you can go up to a whole cup)
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard (spicy not sweet)
- 1 teaspoon diced or minced garlic
- 1 1⁄2 cups ham, diced
- 1 medium size yellow onion, chopped
- 1 cup celery, chopped
- 1 (12 ounce) bag noodles (twisty kind work well)
- 1 cup breadcrumbs
- 1 -2 tablespoon butter
- onion powder
- garlic powder
- Melt the Velveeta, grated cheddar cheese, milk, mustard and minced garlic until smooth and creamy. Stirring frequently.
- Sautee the ham, onion and celery. About 10 minutes
- Add the ham mixture to the cheese sauce. Mix with the cooked noodles. Spoon into a large rectangle baking dish.
- Brown the breadcrumbs with dash of onion and/or garlic powder in butter.
- Sprinkle over top of macaroni & cheese bake @ 350 degrees for 1/2 hour.
- This dish can feed up to 6 or more people at one meal. Makes great leftovers.
Definitely a keeper. One of the best mac and cheeses ever. I left out the ham, but can see where it would be great as a main dish with the ham. Thanks for sharing!