Use up the Ham Macaroni and Cheese

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 45 mins

This is a recipe I invented after I found myself in possession of several pounds of leftover baked ham. It quickly became one of my family's favorite comfort foods. It saves your budget and will make a quick weeknight meal. We always use the larger amounts of cheese and ham, but adjust to suit your taste.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook the macaroni from mix until very al dente (6 minutes).
  2. Drain and put in greased casserole dish.
  3. Add cheese powder from mix, butter, milk, sauteed vegetables, ham, and cheeses.
  4. Mix well, cover, and bake at 375 for 25 minutes.
  5. Remove cover, stir well, and bake for another 20 minutes.
  6. If it appears dry at any point during baking add more milk.
Most Helpful

I made a few changes, used red pepper and green onions as that was what I had. I used a lot of ham, probably about 3 cups, and I added about 1 1/2 cups milk. It was still quite dry so I'll probably add more milk when I thaw it out. I made some freezer meals out of what we didn't eat. I used all sharp cheddar cheese. It was very tasty.

Dorel April 28, 2008

This was very good and filling. I only used 1/4 of a green pepper, but next time I'd probably omit it next time as I thought it overpowered the other flavors. I also used all shredded cheddar and no velveeta as a matter of personal preference. Made this for Freezer Tag 2008. Made through step 3, then froze in zipper bags. I thawed in the fridge before piling it into a casserole dish and baking as directed. It was a tiny bit dry so next time I'd probably add another 1/4 cup milk and 1/2 Cup cheese next time, too. Overall a really good recipe and very flexible. A good way to use up leftovers and then freeze for later (when maybe I'm not so tired of ham... :) )

Ma Field April 22, 2008

We really enjoyed this for dinner. Just two of us, so I halved the recipe and baked it in an 8x8 pan. I used broccoli instead of the recommended veggies (because that's what I had on hand) and it worked out very well. Will definitely be making this again.

Soup Fly * August 12, 2004