Mac and Cheese with Ham
Nothing tastes more like childhood than mac and cheese. If your toddlers (or teens… or significant other...) request this cheesy pasta all the time, your everyday Baked Macaroni and Cheese Recipe might be working overtime. Although your go-to recipe is that way for a reason, why not switch things up by adding a bit of ham?In our Mac and Cheese with Ham recipe, chopped, smoked ham rounds out the dish, making it a heartier main dish than its meatless counterparts. The creamy mixture of meat, pasta, and cheese – including Gouda and sharp Cheddar cheese – is topped off with crushed cornflakes and melted butter, making a second serving inescapable.Better yet, you can keep the pasta variety alive even on the umpteenth request for mac and cheese with easy variations to this recipe. We've included adaptations for a Pepper Jack Macaroni and Cheese, Sweet Pea-and-Prosciutto Macaroni and Cheese, Pimiento Macaroni and Cheese, and Ham-and-Broccoli Macaroni and Cheese as well.