Macaroni and Cheese Pronto


Macaroni and Cheese Pronto

Macaroni and Cheese Pronto

Prep and Cook Time 20 minutes

Yield

Makes 4 servings

Ingredients

8 ounces uncooked elbow macaroni
1 can (10-3/4 ounces) cream of Cheddar cheese soup, undiluted
1/2 cup milk
2 cups diced cooked ham (about 1/2 pound)
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Cheddar cheese
1/2 cup frozen green peas
Black pepper

Preparation

  1. Cook macaroni according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
  2. While macaroni is cooking, combine soup and milk in medium saucepan. Cook and stir over medium heat until smooth.
  3. Add ham, cheese, peas and cooked macaroni to soup mixture. Reduce heat to low; cook and stir 5 minutes or until cheese melts and mixture is heated through. Add pepper to taste.

Tip

For a special touch, garnish Macaroni and Cheese Pronto with fresh Italian parsley before serving.

Cook's Notes

Perfectly cooked pasta should be al dente–tender but still firm to the bite. Test pasta shortly before the time recommended on the package to avoid overcooking.

Nutritional Information

Calories 494
Total Fat 14 g
Cholesterol 63 mg
Carbohydrate 56 g
Fiber 1 g
Protein 33 g
Sodium 1,513 mg

Dietary Exchange

Starch 4
Meat 2
Fat 2

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