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Ham and Spinach Macaroni and Cheese

Course Pasta
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 8
Author Amy

Ingredients

  • 1 16 oz. box penne pasta
  • 1 1/1 c. cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1 c. Swiss cheese shredded
  • 1/2 c. Parmesan cheese shredded
  • 3 T. butter
  • 3 T. flour
  • 2 1/2 c. milk
  • 1/2 c. sour cream
  • 1/2 t. onion powder
  • 1 t. salt
  • 1/8 t. cayenne pepper
  • 1 1/2 c. chopped ham
  • 1 1/2 c. finely chopped fresh spinach

Instructions

  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain. Set aside.
  • Toss Parmesan, cheddar and Swiss cheeses together. Reserve 1/2 cup of cheeses.
  • In a medium sized sauce pan, melt butter. Whisk in flour until smooth. Gradually add milk bring to a boil over medium high heat. Simmer for 3 minutes. Stir in onion powder, salt and pepper. Add the larger portion of cheeses. Stir until melted. Add sour cream and stir to incorporate.
  • Add pasta, spinach and ham to sauce and gently stir.
  • Pour in a greased 3 quart dish. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes Then broil until cheese is bubbly and golden brown, about 3 minutes.