I discovered this recipe a few years ago, and it has become one of my favorites to serve when the grandkids come over for an overnighter. It never fails - kids love macaroni and cheese, and this recipe has the addition of ham, as well. A complete meal in the eyes of children!
Course: Main Course
- 2 cups elbow macaroni uncooked
- 1/4 cup butter cubed
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 cups milk
- Cook macaroni according to package directions; drain and set aside. In a large saucepan, melt butter over low heat; whisk in flour until smooth. Whisk in the milk, bouillon and pepper. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat. Stir in 1 cup cheddar cheese, ham, Parmesan cheese and macaroni.
- Transfer to a greased 2-qt. baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining cheddar cheese. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until bubbly. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving. Yield: 6 servings.