Become a hero with your kids when you serve this creamy combination of cheese, ham and macaroni. Better yet, invite your kids to help you make it. Serve with apple slices.
1 1.8-ounce package white sauce mix
2 cups milk
½ cup parmesan cheese, grated
½ cup American cheese, cubed
⅛ teaspoon black pepper
7 ounces elbow macaroni, cooked according to directions, drained
1½ cup ham, cubed
1 cup frozen peas
Thaw the frozen peas. In a large saucepan stir together white sauce mix and milk.* Following package directions, cook until thickened. Stir in cheese and pepper. Add macaroni, ham and peas and cook, stirring until heated through. Serve hot.
*If you want to make a white sauce from scratch, melt 3 tablespoons butter in a saucepan. Stir in ¼ cup flour and cook until mixture bubbles. Stir in 2 cups milk and cook, stirring until thickened.