Baked Broccoli Mac and Cheese With Ham

Baked Macaroni with Broccoli
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  • 45 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yield: serves 6
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This classic macaroni and cheese casserole is rounded out with ham and broccoli for a hearty and delicious dish that will satisfy the whole family. Serve this all-in-one dish with homemade biscuits or yeast rolls for a complete meal. 

You may make the casserole with leftover cooked chicken or turkey, or use a combination of ham and turkey or chicken. If your family isn't fond of broccoli, use steamed peas or mixed vegetables.

What You'll Need

  • 2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped green onion
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 package (10 ounces), frozen chopped broccoli, steamed until just tender and drained (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 2 cups cubed cooked ham
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs tossed with 1 tablespoon melted butter

How to Make It

  1. Heat the oven to 350 F.
  2. Butter a shallow 2-quart casserole.
  3. Cook macaroni according to package directions; drain and set aside.
  4. In a medium saucepan, melt 3 tablespoons butter over low heat.
  5. Add flour, green onion, salt, mustard, and pepper; stir until well blended.
  6. Gradually stir in milk until blended. Bring to a boil; cook, stirring constantly, until mixture is thickened and bubbly, about 2 minutes.
  7. Stir in the cooked broccoli, macaroni, ham, and cheese. Transfer mixture to the prepared casserole.
  1. Sprinkle buttered bread crumbs over completed casserole.
  2. Bake the casserole recipe in the preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until golden brown.
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 443
Total Fat 23 g
Saturated Fat 11 g
Unsaturated Fat 7 g
Cholesterol 54 mg
Sodium 735 mg
Carbohydrates 39 g
Dietary Fiber 5 g
Protein 19 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)