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Macaroni and Cheese with Ham and Broccoli

Macaroni and Cheese with Ham and Broccoli – this recipe is classic comfort food: a creamy, homemade macaroni and cheese, that’s been taken to the next level with a little ham and roasted broccoli.

Course Main
Cuisine American
Keyword macaroni and cheese recipe, macaroni and cheese with ham and broccoli
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 464 kcal
Author Ashlyn

Ingredients

  • 1 medium head broccoli, chopped
  • 2 cups elbow macaroni
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 Tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 12 oz. cooked, chopped, ham
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 Tablespoons panko breadcrumbs

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with either aluminum foil or a silicone baking mat. Spray with olive oil or cooking spray. Add chopped broccoli to baking sheet and roast in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes or until soft.
  2. Meanwhile bring a medium pot of salted water to boil, and cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
  3. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onions and cook for 5 minutes, or until soft. Add in minced garlic and cook for 30 seconds, until fragrant. Whisk in flour and cook for 1 minute, then gradually whisk in milk, stirring constantly until mixture has thickened. Remove from heat and stir in cheese until melted and creamy. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  4. Carefully mix in macaroni, ham, and broccoli.
  5. Place mixture in a large baking dish and sprinkle panko over the top. Place under broiler and bake for 3-4 minutes, or until top is golden brown.
Nutrition Facts
Macaroni and Cheese with Ham and Broccoli
Amount Per Serving
Calories 464 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 66mg22%
Sodium 263mg11%
Potassium 349mg10%
Carbohydrates 36g12%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 24g48%
Vitamin A 535IU11%
Vitamin C 21.3mg26%
Calcium 289mg29%
Iron 1.7mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.