Creamy Macaroni-and-Cheese Ham Bake


Make a warming cheesy casserole with leftover ham or chicken.

Creamy Macaroni-and-Cheese Ham Bake
Prep Time:
25 mins
Bake Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
55 mins


  • 1 7.25 ounce package macaroni and cheese dinner mix

  • 1 ½ cup cubed cooked ham or chopped cooked chicken

  • 1 ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese (6 ounces)

  • 1 cup cream-style cottage cheese

  • ½ cup sour cream

  • ½ cup chopped onion

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • ¼ cup soft bread crumbs

  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh parsley or 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes (optional)

  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Prepare macaroni and cheese mix according to package directions, except do not add salt to water. Stir in ham, 1 cup of the cheddar cheese, the cottage cheese, sour cream, onion, and pepper. Transfer mixture to an ungreased 1-1/2-quart baking dish.

  2. In a small bowl, combine bread crumbs and, if desired, parsley; stir in melted butter. Sprinkle over macaroni mixture. Sprinkle with the remaining 1/2 cup cheddar cheese.

  3. Bake, uncovered, about 30 minutes or until mixture is heated through and crumbs are golden. Makes 4 servings.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

557 Calories
28g Fat
49g Carbs
37g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 557
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 28g 36%
Saturated Fat 17g 85%
Cholesterol 111mg 37%
Sodium 2175mg 95%
Total Carbohydrate 49g 18%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 37g
Vitamin C 1.8mg 9%
Calcium 514.9mg 40%
Iron 4mg 22%
Potassium 165mg 4%
Folate, total 108.9mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.7mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*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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