Thursday, April 30, 2015

Ham and Broccoli Mac N' Cheese

Servings: 3
Time: 20 minutes


  • 1 1/4 Cup Uncooked Pasta (Shell, Penne, or Elbow)
  • Water for Boiling
  • 2 Tbsps Unsalted Butter
  • 2 Tbsps Flour
  • 1 Cup Milk
  • 2 Cups Cheese (Mexican blend with cheddar, asadero, whatever else you like)
  • Paprika
  • Chili Powder
  • Pepper
  • Salt
  • Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 Cup Diced Ham
  • 1/2 Cup Diced Broccoli
  1. Boil water for pasta. Pasta should be finished cooking by the time the rest of the meal is prepared.
  2. In the meantime, melt butter in a saucepan on the stove and dice up ham and broccoli if you have not already done so.
  3. When the butter is melted, stir in the flour over medium heat to create a roux.
  4. Allow the roux to simmer over low heat two minutes. 
  5. In a separate pan, season and steam the ham and broccoli.
  6. Return to your roux, slowly adding milk and whisking to create a slightly thickened sauce.
  7. Slowly add cheese into the sauce, altering milk and cheese portions to taste.
  8. Season to taste.
  9. Combine the ham, broccoli, cheese sauce, and pasta, mixing gently.

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