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Makes
Serves: 8
Level
very easy
Prep Time
15
Total Time
60

Ingredients

3 tbsp
butter, divided
45 mL
1 cup
finely diced ham
250 mL
1
small onion, finely chopped
2 tbsp
all-purpose flour
30 mL
2 1/2 cups
milk
625 mL
2 cups
grated St. Paulin Cheese, divided
500 mL
1 cup
grated smoked OKA L'Artisan Cheese
250 mL
1/4 tsp
each salt and pepper
1 mL
4 cups
cooked small pasta shells cooked (al dente), such as elbow macaroni
or orecchiette
1 L
1/4 cup
breadcrumbs
60 mL

Method

Step 1
Preheat oven to 400˚F (200˚C). Melt 2 tbsp (30 mL) butter in large skillet set over medium heat. Cook ham and onions 3 to 4 min. until onions have softened. Sprinkle in flour. Cook, stirring, 2 to 3 min. until flour and butter are smooth.
Step 2
Slowly whisk in milk. Continue to whisk while bringing to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cook, stirring constantly, 7 to 8 min. until sauce is slightly thickened. Remove from heat.
Step 3
Stir in 1 cup (250 mL) St. Paulin cheese, smoked Oka, salt and pepper. Mix in pasta; spread in greased 8-cup (2-L) baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining St. Paulin cheese. Melt remaining butter; toss with breadcrumbs. Sprinkle overtop.
Step 4
Bake 20 min. or until golden and bubbly. Let stand 10 min. before serving.
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Nutritional Facts Per Serving

Nutrition Description:
Per serving (1/8 of the recipe):
Calories:
350
Fat:
20 g
Saturated Fat:
12 g
Carbs:
26 g
Sugar:
5 g
Protein:
18 g
Cholesterol:
70 mg
Fiber:
1 g
Sodium:
570 mg