I 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.
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
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.