Ham-Macaroni Bake

Ham Macaroni BakeI have to say this is a fab way to use up some leftover ham, without resorting to ham sandwiches for a week, the sometimes despised ham salad or fussy ham croquettes. This goes over better in my family than my favorite-ham and creamy rice bake. Macaroni and Cheese with ham! Yay! Who can resist? You can substitute homemade cheese sauce for the cheese sauce mix, mayo, mustard and egg. On the other hand, I just happen to have a supply of cheese sauce mix that I have been wondering what to do with, now I remember. I throw a bit of shredded cheese on top as well.

Ham-Macaroni Bake

2 cups cooked elbow macaroni (1 cup uncooked)
1-1/2 cups diced cooked ham
2 tablespoons diced green pepper
2 teaspoons instant minced onion
3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 envelope (1 oz.) cheese sauce mix
2 tablespoons prepared yellow mustard
1 egg

Combine macaroni, ham, green pepper, and onion in a buttered 1-1/2 quart shallow casserole. Combine milk, mayonnaise, sauce mix (directly from envelope) yellow mustard and egg in a small mixing bowl; beat thoroughly with a rotary beater. Pour mixture over macaroni and ham. Bake in 350 degree oven 35 to 45 minutes or until knife tip inserted in center of casserole comes out clean. 6 servings.


  1. I can resist. I do not like meat in my mac & cheese.

  2. I love retro recipes! I am so glad you joined the blog role..it will bake it easier to check your posts!
    This looks really good. I love the old recipes, yellow with age, and the notes in the side..I grab old cookbooks when ever I see them

  3. The recipe cards are all from my great-grandmother’s file that I inherited. The cookbooks unfortunately are all my addiction, though I do blame my mother for them. Thanks for stopping in.

  4. Hmmm, think I do agree with you, Denise. I do like mac & cheese with tomatoes.

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