Three Cheese Macaroni and Ham

Monday, April 1st 2013, 5:27 pm
By: News 9

Three Cheese Macaroni and Ham

1 lb. cavatappi pasta, cooked al dente

1 stick of unsalted butter

1/4 cup flour

2 cups smoked gouda, grated

1 cup grated havarti

1/2 cup parmesan cheese

1 cup milk

1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

2 cups ham, chopped

2 cups panko crumbs

2 tbsp melted butter

1 tsp rosemary, chopped

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a casserole dish with non stick cooking spray. In a small bowl toss together the panko, 2 tablespoon melted butter and rosemary. In a medium sized saucepan, melt the butter and then whisk in the flour. Slowly whisk in the butter till a sauce forms and there are no lumps. Add in the cheeses and more milk if necessary to thin it out. Remove from heat. Place the chopped ham in the macaroni bowl and then pour the cheese sauce over and stir till it is all coated. Pour into the prepared baking pan and place Panko bread crumbs over the top. Bake for 45 minutes or until bubbly and bread crumbs are browned