Spicy Ham and Tomato Macaroni and Cheese Casserole

READY IN: 1hr
SERVES: 6-8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Set oven to 375 degrees.
  • Butter a 3-quart casserole dish or a 13 x 9-inch baking dish.
  • In a large heavy saucepan melt the butter and cook the onion, garlic, jalapenos, coriander and cumin over low heat, stirring until the onion has softened.
  • Stir in flour and cook stirring for 3 minutes.
  • Add in half and half cream and/or milk; bring to a boil, whisking until mixture thickens (about 2 minutes).
  • Add in well-drained tomatoes; simmer for 2 minutes.
  • Add in cayenne, salt and pepper.
  • In a large bowl, mix together cooked macaroni, and tomato/cream mixture.
  • Add in the chopped cooked ham.
  • Stir in the cheddar cheese to combine.
  • Transfer mixture to prepared baking dish.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese, then sprinkle over the casserole.
  • Bake on the second-lowest oven rack for 20-25 minutes, or until golden and bubbling.
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