Macaroni with Ham and Cheese Deluxe Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Macaroni with Ham and Cheese Deluxe Recipe
  • READY IN 55 mins

Macaroni with Ham and Cheese Deluxe

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"Not your typical macaroni and cheese meal. Comfort food! A great dish to make using the leftover ham from a previous meal. Nice creamy texture with a tasty combination of onion, green pepper, and tomatoes. My family just loves it!"

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Original recipe makes 12 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins
  • READY IN

    55 mins

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook elbow macaroni in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until cooked through but firm to the bite, 8 minutes. Drain.
  3. Melt butter in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Cook and stir onion, garlic, and green bell pepper in melted butter until tender, about 5 minutes.
  4. Stir cooked macaroni, ham, Monterey Jack cheese, hot pepper Jack cheese, and 2 ounces sharp white Cheddar cheese into onion mixture until well blended.
  5. Gently stir milk into mixture until casserole is creamy, adding additional milk if needed.
  6. Stir tomato wedges into casserole. Top with 6 ounces sharp white Cheddar cheese.
  7. Bake casserole in the preheated oven until cheese is bubbling and browned on top, about 20 minutes.
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Reviews More Reviews

Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 11, 2012

This was served for a bunco group after Easter....it was wonderful! Just the right amount of spice, creamy texture and the green peppers and tomatoes added a fresh element.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 29, 2012

Not for me. Sauce was not smooth or creamy.

 
Apr 18, 2012

I just made this for my family and they all loved it. It has some fresh ingredients that add to the tastefulness of this dish. It is also very easy to prepare, making it a definite addition into my recipe book.

 
Jan 15, 2014

This was a nice way to spice up Mac n cheese. Definitely add more cheese. I stirred in the last 6 oz. of cheese before putting in dish, then I added a layer of cheese to top before baking.

 
Dec 21, 2013

This is our new Christmas eve tradition. My husband made this and swapped poblano peppers for the green peppers for a south-western twist. This is the best mac and cheese recipe we've been able to find.

 
Dec 24, 2012

Made for husband and i and it was to watery. Ok taste, didn't like enough to make again :(

 
Feb 08, 2015

I tried this recipe and he flavor was good but the cheese separated from the milk and was not creamy like my regular macaroni and cheese. I did add a bag of frozen vegetables instead of the tomatoes. I'm not sure if that had something to do with it. But even so, it was a good way to use up the ham I had in the fridge.

 
Nov 07, 2014

Pretty good. My wife wants to replace the tomatoes with broccoli: not a bad idea!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 453 kcal
  • 23%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 32.3 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 75 mg
  • 25%
  • Fat
  • 25.3 g
  • 39%
  • Fiber
  • 2 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 23.3 g
  • 47%
  • Sodium
  • 842 mg
  • 34%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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