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Creamy Mac 'n' Cheese with Ham and Tomatoes

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Creamy Mac 'n' Cheese with Ham and Tomatoes

Creamy Mac 'n' Cheese with Ham and Tomatoes

Creamy macaroni and cheese flavored with diced ham and tomatoes

PREP TIME 20 minutes

COOK TIME 40 minutes

Yield

6

Ingredients

1/2 Teaspoon baking soda
2 Cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese (2 cups = 8 oz)
3 Tablespoon Fleischmann's® Original Margarine-stick
3 Tablespoon all-purpose flou
1 can (14.5 oz ea) Hunt's® Petite Diced Tomatoes, drained
1 Cup whole milk
3 *serving PAM® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray
8 Ounce dry large elbow macaroni, uncooked
2 Cup chopped fully cooked lean ham
1/4 Teaspoon salt
1/8 Teaspoon ground black pepper

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Spray 8x8-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Cook macaroni according to package directions. Combine tomatoes and baking soda in medium bowl; set aside.
  2. Melt Fleischmann's in large saucepan over medium-low heat while pasta is cooking. Stir in flour; gradually add milk, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to low; simmer 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Add cheese; stir until melted. Add tomatoes to cheese mixture; blend well. Drain macaroni; add to saucepan. Stir in ham, salt and pepper. Transfer to prepared baking dish.
  3. Bake, uncovered, 20 minutes, or until lightly browned.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1-1/2 cups each
Sugars 4 g
Protein 27 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Carbohydrate 40 g
Saturated Fat 11 g
Cholesterol 68 mg
Sodium 1321 mg
Calcium 345 mg
Iron 2 mg
Vitamin A 784 iu
Total Fat 23 g
Calories 482
Vitamin C 7 mg

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