I had leftover ham tonight and was wondering what to do with it.. I had a hankering for mac and cheese so I thought, hmmmm ham and cheese is a great sandwich, I wonder how ham, mac and cheese would taste.. Of course I had to add some veggies and frozen peas a very versatile in pasta dishes, so I threw them in too..
This is how I threw together Ham and Cheese Mac..
2c cubed cooked ham
1/2 bag of no yolk egg noodles
2 handfuls frozen peas
salt and pepper to your taste
3tbsp margarine or butter
1c shredded cheddar
Get a large pot boiling to cook your egg noodles.. When you are ready to drop the noodles start to melt your butter in a medium sauce pan.. Let the butter melt, once melted add the flour mix around and let the flour cook out.. You will start to smell a nutty aroma.. At this point add the milk.. Whisk the milk with the flour and butter mixture (roux) until there are no lumps.. Add the cheese and let it melt.. Whisking as you go.. You may have to wait a few more minutes so put the cheese sauce on low and if needed add more milk if it is to thick.. With 2 minutes left on your noodles add the peas..
Arrange the ham at the bottom of a casserole dish, pour in the noodles and peas.. Pour the cheese mixture and mix all together.. Bake in the oven at 350 for 20min.. Enjoy 🙂