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!

Prep Time:

15 Min

Cook Time:

35 Min

Total Time:

45 Min

Serves:

8 People

Pepper Jack Macaroni & Ham Bake

Ingredients

  • 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.