A fairly cheap and easy casserole that my mom used to make me with ham that was leftover from holidays. I love it!

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
35 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook elbow macaroni in the boiling water, stirring occasionally, until cooked through but firm to the bite, 8 minutes; drain.

  • Combine macaroni, Cheddar cheese, ham, and mayonnaise in a 9x13 baking dish until well mixed.

  • Sprinkle bread crumbs over the macaroni casserole.

  • Bake casserole in the preheated oven until bread crumbs are lightly browned, about 25 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

352 calories; protein 13.4g 27% DV; carbohydrates 35.8g 12% DV; fat 16.9g 26% DV; cholesterol 29.4mg 10% DV; sodium 379.3mg 15% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (19)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/10/2012
The family loved this! I changed it a bit. I cooked 2 cups of pasta until firm. I mixed a 1/2 cup mayo and mixed in about 1 -1 1/2 tsp Sriracha hot sauce 1 tsp dijon mustard and garlic salt. When the pasta was done I poured in the mayo sauce along with 2 cups of Cheddar Cheese and montrey Jack cheese but that didn't look like enough so I added a half can of cheddar cheese soup. Then I mixed in 2 cups of ham. I carmalized 1/2 onion 1 tsp garlic and pepper and mixed that in with the cheese mayo and macaroni mixture. Topped with more shredded cheese. Then I sprinkled on the lightly browned Italian bread crumbs. It was amazing and the family loved it!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
12/30/2016
I thought this recipe was terrible as is. It is bland and boring. Read More
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24 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
09/10/2012
The family loved this! I changed it a bit. I cooked 2 cups of pasta until firm. I mixed a 1/2 cup mayo and mixed in about 1 -1 1/2 tsp Sriracha hot sauce 1 tsp dijon mustard and garlic salt. When the pasta was done I poured in the mayo sauce along with 2 cups of Cheddar Cheese and montrey Jack cheese but that didn't look like enough so I added a half can of cheddar cheese soup. Then I mixed in 2 cups of ham. I carmalized 1/2 onion 1 tsp garlic and pepper and mixed that in with the cheese mayo and macaroni mixture. Topped with more shredded cheese. Then I sprinkled on the lightly browned Italian bread crumbs. It was amazing and the family loved it!! Read More
(27)
Rating: 5 stars
08/08/2012
I purchased a pile of cheese on sale that needed to get cooked up. I also had left over frozen ham from a family event so I was looking for a ham and cheese macaroni dish. This was the simplest. I boiled the left over ham got all useable meat off of it then boiled the noodles in the ham water (we had rotini). Added picked off bone bits of lean ham to the rotini and mixed. Instead of using mayonnaise (didn t have any) I heated about 2/3 cup milk melted the cubed cheese - used a whip utensil to blend then added cornstarch mixed in water first I used 1 teaspoon thickened a little more it seemed to need more so added another teaspoon it was thick and saucy. Mixed all ingredients in big bowl put in a casserole dish then it seemed the sauce was too thick it looked a little dry. I did maybe a third to a half cup of milk maybe 1 oz. more cheese and a little more of the cornstarch and water made a little more sauce a little wetter than the first batch poured it over the casserole had left over small amount of Monterey jack (no bread crumbson hand) sprinkled it intermittently on the casserole covered lightly with aluminum - baked at 325 about 30 minutes - turned out good! I baked at 325 as I also baked a cake that was needing 325 temp - both worked out fine. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/12/2012
Quick and easy. You may want to lightly toast the breadcrumbs on the stove first then sprinkle over top and then bake......tastes so yummy! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/22/2012
One of my kids LOVED this! The other didn't but they have very different taste in foods. It's a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/04/2013
This was very good! I also added some peas for a little color. I also had to add a little bit of milk to the mixture because I thought it looked dry. I wish it didn't need so much mayonnaise but it still turned out really good and it was quick to make. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/26/2013
We all eat with our eyes and I was concerned that this was going to have zero eye appeal so I added a little bit of color. I added some peas chopped red bell pepper some chopped green onions and I think in the future a few sliced olives might add not only color but flavor. Our consensus was too much pasta and not enough ham but that could be a personal taste preference. I cooked the full amount of pasta but once I started to mix this up I didn't use all of it. This rating is based on the changes that I made. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/27/2012
A simple mac and cheese recipe. I added peas to the casserole for some added flavor and color. I did not use anything even close to one cup of bread crumbs. I just sprinkled some on top. I think one cup would have been rather excessive. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/29/2014
Wow! This was sooo easy and both of my boys (9 and 13) LOVED it! Next time I will add more ham a couple more types of cheese and probably top with some chives and parm. Note:I didn't measure anything except the mayo I just eyeballed the rest. Oh and we really like a lot of cheese. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/30/2016
I thought this recipe was terrible as is. It is bland and boring. Read More
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