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Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
1 h


3 tbsp
butter, divided
45 mL
1 cup
finely diced ham
250 mL
small onion, finely chopped
2 tbsp
all-purpose flour
30 mL
2 1/2 cups
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
60 mL


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.


For vegetarian mac & cheese, switch the ham for chopped broccoli or cauliflower.

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Nutritional Facts Per Serving

Nutrition Description:
Per serving (1/8 of the recipe):
20 g
Saturated Fat:
12 g
26 g
1 g
5 g
70 mg
18 g
570 mg
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