Allie's Delicious Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

Ingredients
<br>- 1 (8 ounce) package elbow macaroni
<br>- 5 tablespoons butter
<br>- 5 tablespoons all-purpose flour
<br>- 1 quart warm milk (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
<br>- salt and pepper to taste
<br>- 1 pinch cayenne pepper
<br>- ¼ pound cubed ham
<br>- 5 ounces cubed Cheddar cheese
<br>- 5 ounces mozzarella cheese, cubed
<br>- 5 ounces Monterey Jack cheese, cubed
<br>- paprika to taste
<br><p></p>Directions
<br>step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).  Grease a 9 x 13 baking dish.  Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
<br>step 2: In medium saucepan, melt butter and stir in flour to make a roux. Cook 1 to 2 minutes, stirring constantly, then whisk in warm milk a little at a time to make a white sauce. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer. Mix in salt, pepper, and cayenne, and stir frequently until sauce thickens.
<br>step 3: Remove pan from heat and stir in cheddar, mozzarella, jack and ham. Combine pasta with sauce and stir well.  Pour into baking dish. Use paprika to make a decorative pattern on top. Bake 45 to 60 minutes, or until top is the desired crispiness. Let rest 20 minutes before serving.
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Ingredients
- 1 (8 ounce) package elbow macaroni
- 5 tablespoons butter
- 5 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 quart warm milk (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 pinch cayenne pepper
- ¼ pound cubed ham
- 5 ounces cubed Cheddar cheese
- 5 ounces mozzarella cheese, cubed
- 5 ounces Monterey Jack cheese, cubed
- paprika to taste

Directions
step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9 x 13 baking dish. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
step 2: In medium saucepan, melt butter and stir in flour to make a roux. Cook 1 to 2 minutes, stirring constantly, then whisk in warm milk a little at a time to make a white sauce. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer. Mix in salt, pepper, and cayenne, and stir frequently until sauce thickens.
step 3: Remove pan from heat and stir in cheddar, mozzarella, jack and ham. Combine pasta with sauce and stir well. Pour into baking dish. Use paprika to make a decorative pattern on top. Bake 45 to 60 minutes, or until top is the desired crispiness. Let rest 20 minutes before serving.

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