Leah's Macaroni and Cheese with Ham

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 This is a page for the LT Richards' family and culture.  It is written as if she posted it. She is half Chinese and half American and likes to avoid cooking and Ensign Hanson. If you would like information on our Star Trek RPG just email me or check out the rest of this web page with the links below. The recipe comes from her father's side of her family.

Macaroni and Cheese with Ham
Feeds Six


3 Tbs butter or margarine
2 Tbs flour
4 cups low-fat milk
1 Tbs Dijon mustard
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
1 onion, chopped
1/2 pound smoked, cooked ham, cut into 1/4 inch pieces
2 1/2 cups grated cheddar cheese
*3/4 pound elbow macaroni
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese


1. Heat water for the pasta in a large saucepan
2. Heat the oven to 400 degrees
3. Heat 2 Tbs of the butter in a 2-quart saucepan over low heat until foaming.
4. Add the flour and cook, stirring for 2 minutes
5. Gradually stir in the milk and continue to stir until the mixture is smooth.
6. Stir in the mustard, salt, nutmeg and cayenne.
7. Heat the remaining butter in a large skillet over medium heat.
8. Add the onions and cook, stirring, for 4 or 5 minutes until softened.
9. Add the ham and cook for an additional 10 to 12 miutes until the excess liquid has evaporated.
10. Gradually add the cheddar cheese to the white sauce, stirring after each addition, until melted. Add the mushroom mixture and stir well to combine.
11. Meanwhile, cook the pasta for 12 to 15 minutes until tender. Drain well in a colander.
12. Spoon half the macaroni into a buttered, 3-quart baking dish.
13. Add half the sauce and stir gently to combine.
14. Top with the remaining macaroni and pour the remaining sauce over it.
15. Sprinkle with the Parmesean cheese and bake for 20 minutes.

Please email me if you try it and let me know how it went. Thank you Enjoy!

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