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    Swiss Cheese and Ham Macaroni and Cheese

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    55 mins

    30 mins

    25 mins

    Tweeky's Note:

    An All-Time favorite with a twist of swiss cheese and peas. A dish that becomes more addictive with every bite! Talk about Comfort Food.

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    1. 1
      In a 2 to 3 quart sauce pot, melt butter over medium heat.
    2. 2
      Add the flour and stir for 2 minutes.
    3. 3
      Slowly add the milk, whisking to combine.
    4. 4
      Bring to a simmer, add the salt, white pepper and nutmeg.
    5. 5
      Reduce the heat to low and let sauce simmer slowly for 20 minutes.
    6. 6
      Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350 degrees and, on the stove top, cook the macaroni according to pkg.
    7. 7
      directions, drain and place in a large bowl.
    8. 8
      Remove the sauce from the heat, add the swiss cheese and stir until it melts.
    9. 9
      Combine the sauce, cubed ham and peas with the drained macaroni.
    10. 10
      Pour the macaroni mixture into a 11x8x2" dish.
    11. 11
      Sprinkle the parmesan cheese on top and bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes.
    12. 12
      Let rest 5 minutes before serving.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 21, 2012


      Absolutely fantastic. Another thing to do is to cook it using bacon instead of ham. But either way, it's fantastic.

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    • on March 26, 2012


      I loved it! I'm on a low-FODMAP diet so I had to make a few substitutions: brown rice macaroni pasta; Finlandia lactose-free swiss cheese slices broken into small pieces; lactose-free, plain kefir in place of whole milk; and gluten-free flour. Note:The kefir and gf flour were very thick, so I added a little bit of water to thin it out. Lastly, I omitted the green peas which are no-no on the low FODMAP diet.

      Flavors were yummy. Brought back memories of croque monsieurs. I may experiment and try adding a little mayonnaise and smidgeon of dijon mustard next time. I will definitely be making this again.

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    • on January 28, 2010


      YUMMY! I took it to a pot-luck dinner and it was a huge hit. Made a few changes: added sauteed onion (as Grammy Bunny suggested) and doubled the ham. I also mixed the Parmesan with 1/2 stack saltines (crushed) and 1/4 c. melted butter. I spread this topping on 10 minutes prior to taking it out of the oven. Will make this, again! NOTE: Prep was more like an hour.

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    Nutritional Facts for Swiss Cheese and Ham Macaroni and Cheese

    Serving Size: 1 (181 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 526.8
    Calories from Fat 224
    Total Fat 24.9 g
    Saturated Fat 14.7 g
    Cholesterol 86.6 mg
    Sodium 750.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 44.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.6 g
    Sugars 7.1 g
    Protein 30.1 g

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