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Cheesy Macaroni Bake

The best things really do come in threes. There’s The Three Musketeers. Three-ring circuses. And rock-paper-scissors. The best-tasting things come in threes as well: macaroni, cheese, and SPAM® Classic. You know what else is amazing? This yummy recipe serves 6—which is two times three!

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Servings
6

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Prep Time
20 mins

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Cook Time
20 mins

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Total Time
40 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 (12-ounce) can SPAM® Classic, diced
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 8 ounces elbow macaroni
  • 1/2 cup fresh breadcrumbs (1 slice)
  • 1 pinch ground red pepper (cayenne)
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 pound processed sharp American cheese, diced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 400°F.
  2. Lightly grease a 2-quart casserole pan.
  3. Cook macaroni according to the package, then drain.
  4. In casserole, stir together SPAM® Classic and macaroni.
  5. In a medium saucepan, melt 1 tablespoon of butter. Blend in flour, salt, mustard, black pepper, and cayenne until smooth.
  6. Stir in milk and cook over medium heat, stirring until mixture thickens and boils. Add the cheese and cook, stirring until it’s melted.
  7. Pour over SPAM® mixture and mix together well.
  8. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the remaining 1 tablespoon butter, then stir in breadcrumbs and paprika.
  9. Sprinkle over macaroni. Bake 20 to 25 minutes.

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