This Italian-style mac and cheese is enhanced with asparagus and cooked ham.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
50 mins
additional:
10 mins
total:
1 hr 20 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
1 9x13-inch baking dish
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 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). Butter a 9x13-inch baking dish with 1 teaspoon butter.

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  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil; cook asparagus until tender yet firm to the bite, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove asparagus from the pot, reserving the water.

  • Cook noodles in the reserved water from asparagus until tender yet firm to the bite, 6 to 8 minutes. Drain.

  • Whisk milk, egg, flour, and pepper together in a bowl; stir in 2 cups Italian cheese blend and 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, ham, and asparagus. Add noodles and toss to coat; transfer to the prepared baking dish.

  • Mix bread crumbs and melted butter together in a bowl; add remaining Italian cheese blend and Parmesan cheese. Sprinkle bread crumb mixture over noodle mixture.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until bubbling and top is lightly browned, 35 minutes. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

866 calories; protein 37.5g 75% DV; carbohydrates 62g 20% DV; fat 53g 82% DV; cholesterol 214.9mg 72% DV; sodium 1309.9mg 52% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (2)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/03/2020
I doubled the ham, added more black pepper and salt, but otherwise kept it the same. Read More

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/17/2016
This was ok but we found it a little bland. Needs a boost of spice or more flavorful cheese. Read More
2 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
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  • 3 star values: 1
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Rating: 3 stars
11/17/2016
This was ok but we found it a little bland. Needs a boost of spice or more flavorful cheese. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/03/2020
I doubled the ham, added more black pepper and salt, but otherwise kept it the same. Read More
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