Ham: Ranch Macaroni and Cheese with Ham

posted by Mom2Ty 11-04-102 10:09 AM

Ranch Macaroni and Cheese with Ham

2 c elbow macaroni
3 tbl butter
1/4 c chopped onion
2 tbl flour
1/2 tsp dry mustard
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp black pepper
2 c milk
1/4 c ranch salad dressing
2 c shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 lb ham -- chopped
1 c frozen peas -- thawed

Preheat oven to 350F. Coat a 1 1/2 quart casserole with nonstick cooking spray. Cook macaroni according to package directions. Drain, transfer to a large bowl and set aside.

Meanwhile, in a medium skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion and cook about 5 minutes or until tender. Stir in flour, mustard, salt and black pepper. Gradually add milk and cook until
thickened, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Add dressing and 1 1/2 cups cheese. Stir until cheese melts. Add to cooked macaroni along with ham and peas; mix well. Transfer to the casserole and top with remaining 1/2 cup cheese. Bake about 30 minutes or until bubbly.

Recipe By : Mr. Food's Easy Cooking
Yield: 6 servings

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