A delightful twist on the classic macaroni and cheese, this creamy and hearty soup combines tender chunks of ham with velvety cheese, creating a bowl of pure comfort that will warm your soul. Each spoonful of this delectable creation is a blend of cheesy goodness and savory ham, making it a perfect choice for cozy nights or gatherings with loved ones. With its comforting flavors and luxurious creaminess, this Ham Mac & Cheese Soup is a must-try recipe that will have everyone coming back for seconds and thirds.
4 ounces (1 ½ cups) uncooked dried small macaroni shells
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon Dijon style mustard
1 (14 oz.) can chicken broth
1.5 cup milk
1 8 (oz.) slice (about an inch thick) American cheese cut into 1-inch cubes (the more, the creamier)
1 cup finely diced ham
salt and pepper, if desired
01Cook macaroni according to package directions; set aside. Melt butter in 3-quart saucepan until sizzling; stir in flour and mustard. Add broth and milk. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil. Reduce heat to low; stir in cheese until melted. Stir in drained macaroni and ham. Cook until heated through (4 to 5 minutes). Salt and pepper to taste, if desired.