How to make it

  • Bring water to boil for pasta in stockpot.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Butter casserole or souffle dish.
  • Salt water & add macaroni to rapidly boiling water and cook only until slightly tender (6-7 min; Pasta will cook further in oven, so it should be slightly underdone).
  • In saucepan, heat 4 tbsp of the butter and stir in flour. Cook over med heat, stirring, until bubbly (about 3 min).
  • Remove pan from heat and vigorously stir in milk to blend well, Return pan to heat and stir & cook until sauce is thickened. Add 3 tbsp of cheese and stir until melted. Add salt & pepper to taste.
  • Cut ham slices into 1/4" cubes (or crumble bacon).
  • Place colander in sink and drain cooked macaroni. Shake colander to get rid of excess water. Return macaroni to pot & toss w/ cream sauce & ham.
  • Arrange layer of the macaroni in casserole; cover w generous dusting of paprika & layer of shredded cheese, Continue layering until all are used, ending w/ cheese (should be about 3 layers). Dot top with remaining 2 tbsp of butter.
  • Bake 25 to 30 min, or until bubbling.

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