Ham and Three Cheese Bake

    Ham and Three Cheese Bake


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    A simple and plain ham and cheese bake that is ideal for children or as a simple side dish. The three cheeses are cheddar, mozzarella and tasty.

    Serves: 6 

    • 250g macaroni
    • 5 tablespoons butter
    • 5 tablespoons plain flour
    • 1 litre warm milk (45 degrees C)
    • 1 pinch salt and pepper, to taste
    • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
    • 150g cubed cheddar cheese
    • 150g mozzarella cheese, cubed
    • 150g tasty cheese, cubed
    • 125g cubed ham
    • 1 pinch paprika, to taste

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:50min  ›  Ready in:1hour 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease a 20x30cm baking dish.
    2. Bring a large saucepan of lightly salted water to a boil. Add macaroni and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
    3. In a medium saucepan melt butter and stir in flour to make a roux. Cook 1 to 2 minutes stirring constantly.
    4. Whisk warm milk into the roux a little at a time to make a white sauce. Bring to a boil then reduce heat and simmer. Mix in salt, pepper and cayenne then stir frequently until sauce thickens.
    5. Remove saucepan from heat and stir in cheddar, mozzarella, tasty and ham.
    6. Combine pasta with sauce and stir well. Pour into baking dish. Use paprika to make a decorative pattern on top.
    7. Bake 45 to 60 minutes or until top is the desired crispiness. Let rest 20 minutes before serving.

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