Maple-Mustard Ham Rolls with Mac and Cheese

Maple-Mustard Ham Rolls with Mac and Cheese
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Prep Time:
35 mins
Bake Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
35 mins


  • 4 cup Stove-Top Macaroni and Cheese

  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • ½ cup pure maple syrup

  • ¼ cup country Dijon-style mustard

  • 2 teaspoon cider vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon snipped fresh thyme

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ½ cup panko (Japanese-style bread crumbs)

  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted

  • 16 thin slices cooked ham (8 ounces)

Stove-Top Macaroni and Cheese

  • 2 cup dried elbow macaroni (8 ounces)

  • 2 tablespoon butter

  • ½ cup chopped onion (1 medium)

  • 2 tablespoon all-purpose flour

  • teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 ¾ cup milk

  • 1 ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese (6 ounces)

  • 6 ounce American cheese slices (about 8 slices), torn

  • Ground black pepper (optional)


  1. Prepare Stove-Top Macaroni and Cheese as directed; cool slightly. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400°F. Coat a 2-quart rectangular baking dish with cooking spray; set aside.

  2. In a small saucepan combine maple syrup, mustard, vinegar, thyme, and salt. Bring to boiling, stirring constantly; reduce heat. Boil gently, uncovered, about 4 minutes or until slightly thickened, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. In a small bowl combine panko and melted butter, stirring to coat evenly.

  3. Spread 2 cups of the macaroni and cheese in the prepared baking dish. For each ham roll, lay two slices of ham next to each other, overlapping slightly. Place 1/4 cup of the remaining macaroni and cheese in the center of one ham slice. Roll ham slices around filling and place on top of macaroni and cheese in dish.

  4. Pour syrup mixture over ham rolls; sprinkle with crumb topping. Bake, uncovered, about 20 minutes or until mixture is heated through and crumbs are golden.

Stove-Top Macaroni and Cheese

  1. In a large saucepan cook macaroni according to package directions; drain. Return macaroni to hot saucepan; cover and keep warm.

  2. Meanwhile, for cheese sauce, in a medium saucepan heat butter over medium heat until melted. Add onion; cook until tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in flour and the 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Gradually stir in milk. Cook and stir over medium heat until slightly thickened and bubbly. Gradually add cheddar cheese and American cheese, stirring until cheeses are melted.

  3. Pour cheese sauce over cooked macaroni; stir to coat. Cook over low heat for 2 to 3 minutes or until heated through, stirring frequently. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving. If desired, sprinkle with additional pepper.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

358 Calories
16g Fat
36g Carbs
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 358
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 57mg 19%
Sodium 969mg 42%
Total Carbohydrate 36g 13%
Total Sugars 17g
Protein 15g
Vitamin C 2.1mg 10%
Calcium 327mg 25%
Iron 1.3mg 7%
Potassium 262mg 6%
Folate, total 56.1mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.6mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.2mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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