It’s time you upgraded to the latest version of Mac and Cheese. Hearty chunks of fried SPAM® Classic are tossed with creamy, cheesy macaroni and topped with toasted breadcrumbs. This easy one skillet meal is Mac 2.0.
1 (12-ounce) can SPAM® Classic diced
4 cups whole milk
2 1/2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
2 cups shredded mild Cheddar cheese
1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
2 ounces cream cheese
4 tablespoons butter, divided
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Pinch of nutmeg
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup Panko bread crumbs
1 tablespoon chopped parsley, if desired
Heat broiler to high.
In large broiler-safe skillet, over medium-high heat, cook SPAM® Classic 2 to 3 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from skillet.
In same skillet, over medium heat, combine milk and macaroni. Bring to a simmer. Cook 5 to 6 minutes, stirring to prevent sticking, until macaroni is tender and mixture has thickened. Remove from heat. Stir in cheeses, 2 tablespoons butter, mustard, cayenne, nutmeg and salt.
In small microwavable bowl, melt remaining 2 tablespoons butter. Add breadcrumbs, stirring to coat. Sprinkle mixture on top of macaroni and cheese.
Broil 3 to 5 minutes or until breadcrumbs are golden brown. Garnish with parsley if desired.