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Mac 'n' cheese gets a main dish makeover with the addition of chopped ham and frozen peas. Add a green salad to round out your meal and enjoy!

Laura Zapalowski
Recipe by Cooking Light March 2008

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Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Katie Stoddard

Recipe Summary

prep:
43 mins
total:
43 mins
Yield:
8 servings (serving size: 1 1/4 cups)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400°.

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  • Cook pasta in boiling water 6 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water; drain. Combine pasta, ham, and peas in a large bowl.

  • Heat a medium saucepan over medium heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add onion to pan; cook 4 minutes, stirring frequently. Add milk; bring to simmer. Remove from heat; stir in cheeses, salt, and peppers. Pour cheese mixture over pasta mixture; stir to coat. Spoon pasta mixture into a 13 x 9–inch baking dish coated with cooking spray.

  • Place bread in a food processor; pulse 10 times or until coarse crumbs measure 1 1/4 cups. Combine breadcrumbs and butter in a bowl. Arrange breadcrumb mixture evenly over pasta mixture. Bake at 400° for 20 minutes or until lightly browned.

Nutrition Facts

470 calories; calories from fat 29%; fat 15.1g; saturated fat 8.5g; mono fat 4.4g; poly fat 1.1g; protein 27g; carbohydrates 56.1g; fiber 3.1g; cholesterol 54mg; iron 2.8mg; sodium 771mg; calcium 393mg.
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