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Bacon and Ham Mac and Cheese


  • 8 Tbsp. butter (melted)
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • salt and pepper
  • 16 oz. of macaroni pasta
  • 2 cups grated sharp Wisconsin cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese (reserve 1/2 cup parmesan for topping the mac and cheese)
  • 1 cup grated smoked mozzarella
  • 2 cups of chopped, cooked bacon
  • 8 oz. of cubed ham


  • 1. Begin by making a bechamel sauce. In a heavy bottom saucepan, heat butter and add flour to make a roux, cook over low heat for 2-3 minutes.
  • 2. Add milk and cook over low heat until sauce thickens to a medium thickness. Add pinch of salt and pepper.
  • 3. Turn off heat and whisk in all cheeses until melted and cover sauce until ready for the pasta.
  • 4. Cook macaroni noodles in salted water until tender (DO NOT over cook, pasta will be baked in oven and finish with sauce and meat).
  • 5. Drain pasta but do not rinse, pour into a large bowl, pour in cheese sauce, bacon and ham and stir together.
  • 6. In a large baking dish big enough to hold the Mac and Cheese, spray the bottom and sides with cooking spray.
  • 7. Pour in the Mac and Cheese mixture, top with crumbled bacon bits and Parmesan cheese and bake in 350 degree oven for 25 minutes 'til golden on top.