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Ham Macaroni Bake

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Ingredients
  Elbow macaroni 8 Ounce (1 Package)
  Onion 1 Small, grated
  Butter/Margarine 3 Tablespoon
  All purpose flour 2 Tablespoon
  Dry mustard 1 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1 Dash
  Milk 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Sliced cheddar cheese 8 Ounce (1 Package)
  Cubed cooked ham 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Cherry tomatoes 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
Directions

1. Cook macaroni, drain and keep hot for Step 4.
2. While macaroni cooks, saute onion until soft in 2 tablespoons of butter or margarine in a medium-size skillet. Stir in flour, mustard and pepper; cook, stirring constantly, just until bubbly.
3. Stir in milk; continue cooking and stirring until sauce thickens and bubbles 3 minutes. Cut up half of the cheese slices; add to sauce, stirring until cheese is melted. Cut remaining cheese slices into 6 strips each.
4. Combine drained macaroni and ham in a buttered, shallow, 8-cup baking dish; pour the cheese sauce over; arrange cheese strips, spoke-fashion, on top.
5. Bake in moderate oven (350°) for 30 minutes, or until bubbly-hot.
6. While casserole bakes, saute cherry tomatoes in reserved 1 tablespoon butter or margarine in a medium-size skillet 3 minutes, or just until the skins start to pop; mound on baked casserole just before serving.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Baked
Ingredient: 
Ham
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes

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