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Baked Macaroni with Ham & Cheese

RECIPE OVERVIEW

Macaroni is a hollow pasta that is made from durum wheat, it comes in a variety of sizes and lengths. The hollow shape of macaroni makes it ideal for serving with heavy sauces, and it can be added to casseroles too.

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 35 minutes

Ingredients

Serves: 4 people

  • 200 g Cheddar Cheese
    grated
  • 400 g Macaroni
  • 150 g SuperValu Fresh Breadcrumbs
  • 1 - SuperValu Onion
    diced
  • 200 g SuperValu Quality Irish Ham Fillet
    cubed
  • 300 ml White Sauce
    (see below)
White Sauce:
  • 350 ml Milk
  • 2 tbsp Plain Flour
  • 2 tbsp SuperValu Butter
  • 1 pinch SuperValu Salt

Method

  1. Melt the butter in saucepan and gradually add the flour to the butter and whisk well to blend.
  2. Stir in milk a little at a time, whisking constantly until smooth.
  3. Allow to cook over medium-low heat until sauce simmers and thickens to desired consistency.
  4. Add salt, to taste.
  5. In the meantime, cook the macaroni as per pack instructions, drain and place in a buttered casserole dish.
  6. Blend the ham, onion and cheese with the white sauce and pour over the cooked macaroni.
  7. Sprinkle with some crumbs.
  8. Bake uncovered in preheated oven for 30-35 minutes.

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