Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Ham and Cheese Macaroni

So this recipe came out of a families love for macaroni and cheese and my son's love of ham. When sitting around creating recipes I always think hmm what would everybody like, and this was a hit. Even Kili had seconds and she always proclaims that she doesn't like ham!

1 ham steak, diced
2 ounces velveeta diced
2 cups shredded mild cheddar
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar
2 cups milk, you may need more if your sauce is to thick
3 tablespoons flour
3 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon white pepper
1/2 pound elbow macaroni, cooked

Make It:
Heat a large heavy bottom skillet over medium high heat. Add ham and cook and stir for 3 to 5 minutes until lightly browned. Add butter to pan. Once melted add flour and stir to combine. Cook for a couple minutes. Add milk a little at a time, whisking in each addition. Once all milk is combined allow sauce to come to a low simmer. It should thicken a little. Turn heat to low and add velveeta. Cook and stir until melted. Add 1 cup mild cheddar and all sharp cheddar. Cook and stir until completely melted. Turn broiler on high. Add noodles to cheese sauce, add salt and pepper, stir to combine. Make sure noodles are completely covered with sauce. Pour into a greased casserole dish, sprinkle last of cheddar cheese over top. Place under broiler for 3 to 5 minutes until top cheese is completely melted. Enjoy!

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