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    Love your leftovers!

    submitted by Chef Steven of McCaffrey’s Food Markets, mccaffreys.com

    With this chef-created recipe, leftover pieces of ham will go out in style.

    Crispy Bacon and Ham Macaroni and Cheese

    serves 4-6

    Ingredients

    1 lb. fusilli

    1 Quart milk, heated

    ½ cup flour

    1/3 cup olive oil

    ½ cup grated parmesan cheese

    1 cup shredded fontina cheese

    ½ cup shredded sharp yellow cheddar cheese

    salt

    pepper

    ½ lb. crispy bacon, broken into pieces

    1 cup diced left over Easter Ham

    1 cup breadcrumbs

    1/2 stick butter, melted

    Preparation

    1. Bring a large pot of salted boiling water to a boil, cook the fusilli al dente, and drain (do not rinse with water).
    2. In a small pot heat olive oil, add in flour to form a roux, cook slowly until amber in color add in heated milk until thick enough to coat the back of a spoon, gradually add in cheeses. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.
    3. Add in cooked fusilli, bacon and diced ham toss well, pour into a buttered coated oven safe dish.
    4. Add melted butter to bread crumbs and mix well, top pasta with buttered breadcrumbs and evenly distribute.
    5. Place in a pre-heated 350-degree oven and bake uncovered for approx. 20 minutes.

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