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Pepper Jack Macaroni and Ham Bake

Who can say no to Mac and Cheese? Fun for all ages, this scrumptious dish is the ultimate comfort food. The spicy jalapenos are added for a kick, but the Smoked Frick's Ham is what makes this dish a quick and easy meal!

Total Time: 45 minutes

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes

What You Need:

  • 2 pkgs Macaroni & Cheese dinner
  • 2 Jalapeno peppers, seeded, chopped
  • 1 tbsp. Oil
  • 2 cups chopped Frick's Ham
  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 Eggs, beaten
  • 6 slices Pepper Jack Cheese, coarsely chopped (approximately 6 oz.)
  • 18 butter crackers, Ritz or Tollhouse, crushed (about 3/4 cup)
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped

Instructions:

Heat oven to 350°F. Prepare macaroni & cheese in a large saucepan according to directions on package. Meanwhile, heat oil in a medium skillet on medium heat. Add ham, onions, peppers, and garlic; cook 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Add ham mixture to macaroni & cheese along with eggs and chopped cheese; mix lightly. Mix cracker crumbs and parsley; stir half into dinner mixture. Spoon into 2-qt casserole sprayed with cooking spray; top with remaining crumb mixture. Bake 35 minutes or until center is set and casserole is heated through.

Serves: 8