Prep Time
11 Mins
Cook Time
31 Mins
Yield
8 servings (serving size: 1 cup)

A crunchy rye breadcrumb topping, spiral-shaped pasta, sweet ham, and three types of cheese update the classic macaroni and cheese recipe.

How to Make It

Step 1

Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain, and keep warm.

Step 2

Preheat oven to 375°.

Step 3

Place flour in a large saucepan. Gradually add 1/2 cup milk, stirring constantly with a whisk until blended. Stir in remaining milk. Place saucepan over medium heat; cook until thick (about 7 minutes), stirring constantly. Remove from heat; add cheeses, stirring until cheese melts. Stir in salt, mustard, and pepper. Fold in pasta, ham, and chives. Coat individual gratin dishes or a 13 x 9- inch baking dish with cooking spray. Spoon pasta mixture into dishes.

Step 4

Pulse bread in a food processor until coarse crumbs form. Add oil, and pulse to blend. Sprinkle breadcrumb mixture evenly over pasta mixture and bake at 375° for 15 minutes or until mixture is bubbly and breadcrumbs are lightly browned. Serve immediately.

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