Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Needles-n-Pins Stitcheries: Quick Mac and Cheese Recipe

Well now that the summer is over and most everyone is back in school and settling into a routine it is now time to go into ~fast forward~ with all the school and fall activities! I am sure some of you are like me this time of year even though my kids are all gone I still meet myself at the door most days. 

With that said dinner needs to be quick and easy for me so I thought I would share this quick and easy mac and cheese with a little ham recipe with all of you. :)


12 ounces elbow macaroni (dry)
12 ounces 1/2-inch diced ham (I use left-over ham)
1 can fire-roasted diced tomatoes, drained ( I use Ro-tel tomatoes with chili's)
1 medium onion, chopped
10 slices provolone cheese
10 slices American cheese


Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Cook macaroni according to package directions; drain.

Spray a 9x13" baking dish with cooking spray and spread half the drained macaroni in the bottom.

Scoop on half the onions and half the tomatoes, dolloping evenly over the surface of the macaroni.

Scoop on half the ham.

Layer the provolone on top of that.

Put the rest of the macaroni as a second layer; put the rest of the onions, tomatoes and ham on top of that.

Top with the American cheese slices and cover the pat with tented aluminum foil. 

Cover and bake for 30 minutes.

Remove the foil and bake another 10 minutes. 

My hubby isn't a big mac and cheese fan, but he actually likes this! :)

Happy eating! 

Colleen :)