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Ham & Cheese Mac & Cheese

Ham & Cheese Mac & Cheese

You’ve got to love mac and cheese. I like to try out different variations on my old recipe. We use gluten free noodles and flour. There are many more of these gluten free products becoming available in stores all over the country.

2 tbsp. butter
2 tbsp. flour
1 ½ c. heavy cream
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper
2 tbsp. minced yellow onion
12 oz. gluten free macaroni
7-8 oz. swiss cheese, grated or in slices
8 oz. ham, cubed
1 c. cottage cheese
2 scallions, thinly sliced

Boil the pasta in salted water. After it is rinsed, combine it with the ham and onion and set it aside. Melt the butter in a medium sized saucepan over medium heat. Add the flour and cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture darkens in color and is smooth, about three to five minutes. Add the heavy cream, salt and pepper, and cook until the mixture is smooth, about five more minutes. Then remove from the heat.

Preheat the oven to three hundred and fifty degrees. In a large baking dish layer half of the macaroni mixture. Put half of the swiss on top of the macaroni, and spread half of the cottage cheese on top of that. Then repeat the process layering the other half of the macaroni and the cheeses. Pour the white sauce over the top. The sauce will soak in as the macaroni cooks. Bake for one hour. Let cool for about fifteen minutes. Top with sliced scallions and enjoy!


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