Mac & Cheese with Ham

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Use a risotto technique to make mac & cheese for grown-ups!


4 minutes

Prep time

14 minutes

Cook time

741 cal.

Per serving


Stovetop, Pot (small), Microwave



Step 1

Peel & mince the shallot.


Step 2

Melt a pat of butter in a pot over medium heat. Add the shallot. Sauté for 1-2 min.

Pasta (elbow macaroni)

Step 3

Add the macaroni & stir.

White wine

Step 4

Pour in the wine. Season with salt & pepper. Stir constantly until the wine is absorbed.

Broth (chicken)

Step 5

Heat the chicken stock in the microwave.

Broth (chicken)

Step 6

Add a ladleful of stock to the pot. Stir constantly until it's absorbed. Continue this process with the remaining stock.

Step 7

After 10 min, the pasta should be cooked. If not, add a bit more stock or water & keep stirring.

Gruyère cheese
Heavy cream

Step 8

Add the grated cheese to the cooked pasta. Pour in the cream. Season with salt & pepper. Remove from the heat. Stir until the cheese has melted.

Ham (deli slices)
Parsley (fresh)

Step 9

Serve the macaroni topped with torn pieces of ham. Garnish with chopped parsley & a dab of butter (optional). Enjoy!

Nutrition facts

Average estimated amount for one serving

Energy741 cal.
Fat38 g
Carbohydrates54 g
Protein37 g
Fiber3 g

On average, one serving of the recipe "Mac & Cheese with Ham" contains 741 Energy, 38 g of Fat, 54 g of Carbohydrates, 37 g of Protein, 3 g of Fiber.

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Mac & Cheese with Ham