Iron Mike's White Sharp Cheddar N' Ham Macaroni and Cheese

Recipe by Mr-Mom
READY IN: 25mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Begin the cooking process of the macaroni- according to package directions; Add cubed ham (to warm) during the final minute or so of cooking the macaroni; Drain and set aside.
  • While water is heating and macaroni is cooking, make your White Sauce: Melt butter in a saucepan over medium-low heat; add Flour and Salt, and cook about 1 minute, stirring constantly with a wire whisk until mixture is smooth and bubbly.
  • Stir the Milk into the mixture and bring to a boil.
  • Stirring constantly, boil mixture for 1 minute.
  • Lower heat and cook until thickened, stirring regularly about 4-6 minutes.
  • (Don't forget to add the ham to the macaroni as it is cooking!).
  • Remove White Sauce from heat; Add cheese; stir until melted; Pepper to taste.
  • Combine cheese sauce with the macaroni and ham in a bowl (or the macaroni pot); stir well.
  • Serve with a yummy green vegetable on the side like green beans or asparagus.
  • Enjoy!
  • CHEF'S NOTES: You may use Medium/Mild Cheddar or maybe even PepperJack with this recipe as well; I would add a little"kick" with the milder cheeses by adding a clove of minced garlic, or by using salami pieces instead of ham- Yum!
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