Special Mac and Cheese for a Crowd Recipe

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  • 1 lb macaroni
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 (10 oz) bag frozen peas
  • 3 cups ham, chopped
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 4 cups milk
  • salt , to taste
  • pepper , to taste
  • garlic salt , to taste


  1. Boil macaroni in water with 1 Tbsp oil in very large pot until tender.
  2. Add frozen peas for last minute of boiling time.
  3. Drain and keep warm.
  4. While macaroni is boiling, melt butter in medium sized bowl in microwave.
  5. Add flour to butter and stir until most of lumps are gone.
  6. Add milk all at once and stir to get butter paste incorporated.
  7. Microwave on high 8 to 10 minutes, stirring every 2 minutes.
  8. After first 2 minutes add cream cheese.
  9. Continue to stir every 2 minutes until cream cheese is melted in and sauce becomes thick.
  10. Add 1-1/2 cups cheese and stir until melted.
  11. Mix in salt, pepper, garlic salt and ground mustard.
  12. Add to macaroni mixture and stir until sauce is mixed well.
  13. Pour into a 9x13-inch casserole.
  14. You will probably have enough to fill it and then some. I use two or three 8x8-inch squares.
  15. Top with additional cheese and crushed croutons, bake 30 minutes at 350°F.
  16. If freezing, leave out last step until ready to bake.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 476.13 Kcal (1993 kJ)
Calories from fat 229.13 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 25.46g 39%
Cholesterol 66.6mg 22%
Sodium 1038.83mg 43%
Potassium 423.42mg 9%
Total Carbs 37.31g 12%
Sugars 5.77g 23%
Dietary Fiber 1.67g 7%
Protein 23.45g 47%
Vitamin C 1.6mg 3%
Iron 2.2mg 12%
Calcium 288.8mg 29%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 216.27 Kcal (905 kJ)
Calories from fat 104.08 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11.56g 39%
Cholesterol 30.25mg 22%
Sodium 471.86mg 43%
Potassium 192.33mg 9%
Total Carbs 16.95g 12%
Sugars 2.62g 23%
Dietary Fiber 0.76g 7%
Protein 10.65g 47%
Vitamin C 0.7mg 3%
Iron 1mg 12%
Calcium 131.2mg 29%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 11.3
  • 13

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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