Thursday, July 16, 2009

Macaroni & Cheese

This recipe is my variation on what is rumored to be President Reagan's favorite dish. My rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Macaroni & Cheese

8 oz elbow macaroni
1 Tbsp olive oil
6 oz ham, cubed
1 egg
1 tsp butter, melted
1 tsp dry mustard
1 tsp salt
1 cup milk
3 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese

Cook macaroni as directed on package. Drain.

In a small pan, heat the olive oil and then add ham. Cook until ham is browned on all sides.

In a large bowl, beat egg. Add butter, dry mustard, salt, and milk. Mix well.

Add noodles, ham, and all but 1/3 cup cheese. Stir until well-combined.

Spray a medium-large baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. Pour in noodle mixture. Top with remaining cheese.

Bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes or until cheese is lightly browned on top.

Let sit for five minutes before serving. Serves 4-6.


Graceful Moments said...

Looks and sounds delicious!

Rachel said...

that sounds really good. I've tried homemade macaroni before, but it wasn't very good. I'll have to try this one.

Anonymous said...

I adore eating a well made M n C and this recipe looks delicious. Very golden in color. Not sure if that's just the way the photo was taken or not though. ☺