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Ham and macaroni casserole
Ham and macaroni casserole

Ham and macaroni casserole

Portions 6 - 8
Preparation Time
Cooking Time

Ingredients

1 lb (450 g) uncooked macaroni

1 bag Arctic Gardens mixed vegetables

3 tbsp (45 ml) butter

3 tbsp (45 ml) flour

2 ½ cups (625 ml) milk

¼ tsp (1 ml) ground nutmeg

¼ to ½ tsp (1 to 2 ml) cayenne pepper

Salt and freshly ground pepper

3 cups (750 ml) cheddar cheese, grated

2 cups (500 ml) ham, cubed

Preparation

1- Preheat the oven to 425o F (210o C).

2- Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and cook macaroni according to package instructions.

3- Add the mixed vegetables to the pot 2 to 3 minutes before the macaroni is done. When cooked, drain and set aside.

4- In the meantime, in another pot, melt the butter on medium heat. Add flour and stir until it forms a thick paste. Let cook 2 minutes.

5- Incorporate the milk gradually while whisking. Simmer until thickened.

6- Add the nutmeg and cayenne pepper and season.

7- Melt 1 cup (250 ml) of the cheese in the hot sauce and season. Add the ham.

8- Transfer to an oven-proof casserole dish. Add the cooked macaroni to the vegetables and stir. Top with the remaining grated cheese and put in the oven. 

 

Nutrition Facts (per serving):

Calories: 600

Protein: 33 g

Fat:   26 g

Carbohydrate: 59 g

Fibre:  5 g

Sodium: 963  mg

Suggestion:

If your family loves olives, add a few before covering the macaroni with the cheese. You’ll love the change!

 
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