Preheat broiler on HIGH. Prepare shells-and-cheese dinner mix according to package directions using 1/4 cup butter and 1/3 cup milk. Stir in cream cheese with sauce packet. Heat and stir until cream cheese is melted. Stir in ham; remove from heat.
Creamy homemade mac and cheese is one of our favorite comfort foods. Dress up or Hy-Vee boxed mac and cheese by adding some ham and homemade buttery breadcrumbs.
Servings and Ingredients
|1||(7.25-oz.) pkg. Hy-Vee three cheese shells and cheese dinner|
|¼ c.||Hy-Vee salted butter, plus 1 tbsp. butter, melted|
|⅓ c.||Hy-Vee 2% reduced-fat milk|
|½||(8-oz.) pkg. Hy-Vee cream cheese, chopped|
|8 oz.||Hy-Vee Deli Black Forest smoked ham, sliced 1/2-inch-thick and cubed|
|1 slice(s)||Hy-Vee white or wheat sandwich bread|
Things To Grab
- Food processor
- 4 (5-inch each) cast iron skillets or 1 (8-inch) broiler-safe skillet
Meanwhile, place bread in food processor; cover and process until bread becomes fine crumbs. Stir in 1 tablespoon melted butter.
Transfer pasta-cheese mixture to 4 (5-inch each) cast iron skillets or 1 (8-inch) broiler-safe skillet. Top with buttered bread crumbs. Broil 6-inches from heat for 30 seconds or until crumbs are lightly toasted. Cool slightly before serving.
Amounts Per Serving
- Total Fat: 28g
- Cholesterol: 100mg
- Sodium: 1290mg
- Total Carbohydrates: 41g
- Protein: 22g