Jalapeño Macaroni & Ham Bake

3.8
(9) 8 Reviews
Prep Time
10
min.
Total Time
1
hr.
Servings

8 servings

Mac and cheese is the ultimate crowd-pleaser. This version will have the crowd on its feet and cheering. Turn up the heat with jalapeños and ham baked right in.

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  • Heat oven to 350ºF.
  • Prepare Dinners in large saucepan as directed on package. Meanwhile, heat oil in medium skillet on medium heat. Add ham, onions, peppers and garlic; cook 5 min., stirring frequently.
  • Add ham mixture to Dinners with eggs and chopped cheese; mix lightly. Mix cracker crumbs and parsley; stir half into Dinner mixture. Spoon into 2-qt. casserole sprayed with cooking spray; top with remaining crumb mixture.
  • Bake 35 min. or until center is set and casserole is heated through.

Size Wise

Serve with your favorite steamed vegetable.

Substitute

Substitute a serrano chile or canned chipotle pepper in adobo sauce for the jalapeño pepper.

Jalapeño Macaroni & Ham Ring

Substitute a 12-cup fluted tube pan for the casserole dish. Spoon prepared Dinner mixture into prepared pan. Do not add remaining crumb topping. Bake as directed. Let stand 10 min. Unmold onto plate; sprinkle with crumb topping.

Servings

  • 8 servings

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 8 servings
AMOUNT PER SERVING
Calories 460
% Daily Value
Total fat 24g
Saturated fat 7g
Cholesterol 135mg
Sodium 940mg
Carbohydrate 43g
Dietary fiber 2g
Sugars 7g
Protein 17g
   
Vitamin A 25 %DV
Vitamin C 6 %DV
Calcium 20 %DV
Iron 15 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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  • itlngoddess06 | Wed, Apr 3 2013 9:55 AM

    We loved this dish! I did tweak a few things though. I used a ham steak instead of deli ham since that's what we had in the house (and I would suggest using the ham steak from now on!). We also like our food nice a spicy(!!), so next time I will add some more jalapenos or something else to spice it up! Overall, great dish!

  • AbigailElizabeth | Fri, Oct 5 2012 8:05 PM

    This recipe was interesting for me... its more of a side dish -- baked stuffing/ macaroni casserole. I did alter a bit from the recipe -- used 1 10oz box velveeta shells & cheese, shredded cheese, fresh ham, 3 eggs & bread crumbs vs crackers. It was quite dry and not cheesy OR creamy. Its definitely a baked casserole! I would not make again...

  • jomjohnson | Fri, Jul 20 2012 7:55 AM

    My family loved this new recipe. It was quick and easy and delicious. I made a few substitutions - because I haven't been to the store, but it still turned out good. I only used 3 eggs, I added 3 eggs instead of 4, I sauteed onions and used ham chunks - everything else was the same. I will make this again.

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