Prep Time: 25 Minutes
Cook Time: 25 Minutes
Ready In: 50 Minutes
This hearty and comforting casserole features ingredients that everyone loves. It has a satisfying homemade flavor.
1 package (7 ounces) elbow macaroni
2 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons king arthur unbleached all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
3/4 teaspoon ground mustard
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 cups 2% milk
1 package (16 ounces) process cheese (velveeta), cubed
2 cups cubed fully cooked ham
1 package (10 ounces) frozen cut asparagus, thawed
1 jar (6 ounces) sliced mushrooms, drained
3 tablespoons dry bread crumbs
1. Cook macaroni according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, melt butter. Stir in the flour, parsley, mustard and pepper until blended. Gradually stir in milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in cheese until melted.
2. Drain macaroni; add to cheese sauce. Stir in the ham, asparagus and mushrooms. Transfer to a greased 2-1/2-qt. baking dish. Sprinkle with bread crumbs. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until bubbly. Yield: 6 servings.