Baked Macaroni and Cheese with Spiced Ham

Try out the easy recipe of baked macaroni and cheese with spiced ham and treat your family and friends with this savory dish. You will require one package elbow macaroni, two cups grated cheddar cheese, one and a half cups of diced and cooked ham, four tbsp butter, two tbsp flour, two cups milk, salt and pepper as per taste, half cup Mozzarella cheese, half cup breadcrumbs, one tbsp mustard sauce, one tsp all herb seasoning, one chopped onion and four to five cloves minced garlic.

Firstly, you will cook the macaroni lightly till it is half cooked. Drain and keep aside. To prepare the white sauce, melt two tbsp butter in a sauce pan and fry the flour lightly in melted butter for two minutes. Add milk slowly and keep stirring constantly till the sauce thickens. Now, add the grated cheese and keep stirring. Add salt and pepper as per taste and mix well. Lastly, add the macaroni and cook for a minute. Set this mixture aside. Melt the remaining butter in a medium skillet and sauté the onion and garlic for two to three minutes. Add the cooked ham and mustard sauce and stir fry for one minute and add it to the white sauce with macaroni cheese.

Preheat the oven at 350 degree F and butter a casserole dish. Pour the white sauce mixture with macaroni, cheese and ham in the greased casserole dish. Spread the Mozzarella cheese on top and lastly, put the bread crumbs on top. Flavor with all herb seasoning and bake for 25 minutes. Remove and allow to stand for ten minutes before serving.

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