baked macaroni

Many years ago, a good friend made baked macaroni and brought it to work and we all had a bite. I was so loving it that I tried a lot of recipes to find the right one. Sometimes they were too dry, too salty or too bland. After many tries, I am glad to say that I have finally found the one. This baked macaroni is not the usual macaroni with cheese and milk – I love mine with a little (or a lot) more. Garlic, onion, corned meat, smoked ham and diced chicken meat are other ingredients I included. 

Everything is tossed into a casserole dish and then sprinkled with grated cheddar cheese. Baked for half an hour, left on kitchen top till slightly cooled – the pasta and cheesy treat are ready to be cut and served with hot sauce. 


250 grams cooked elbow macaroni
1 tablespoon butter + extra for greasing the container
20 gr onion, chopped
1 garlic cloves
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
75 grams button mushroom
250 ml fresh milk
75 ml chicken broth
75 grams smoked ham, diced (or corned beef)
75 grams chicken breast, diced 
50 grams cheddar cheese, grated 
1/2 tsp pepper
1 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
cheddar cheese for topping, grated 


  • Prepare aluminium container / glass dish for container, apply thin layer of butter on all sides
  • Stir fry onion and garlic till fragrant with butter, toss in diced chicken breast. Cook for 3 minutes
  • Stir in in button mushroom, cook for another 2 min
  • Stir in flour, mix well
  • Add in milk and wait till boiled and thickened
  • Lower heat, add the broth, macaroni, ham, cheese, pepper, salt and egg, stir till thicken
  • Remove from heat
  • Pour in aluminium foil pan or glass pan, top with cheddar cheese
  • Baked in oven of 180 celcius for 30 min, until the cheese on top is slightly browned and crusty
  • Remove and serve warm
  • It is enough for 20 cm diametre dish, good for 4
  • Preparation 30 min, cooking time 45 min.
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9 Responses to “Baked Macaroni with Smoked Ham, Chicken and Cheddar Cheese”

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    Pepy — February 1, 2009 @ 6:20 pm

    no more baked macaroni for us at home hikss. Have you ever had baked macaroni from Makaroni Panggang in Bogor?

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    Soma — February 2, 2009 @ 1:52 am

    I am not very fond of macaroni & cheese, but yours looks absolutley stunning. makes me want to atleast get a bite:-) nice pictures as usual.

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    noobcook — February 3, 2009 @ 9:08 am

    I baked some macaroni cheese b4 (haven’t post yet) but yours look much better. I love the addition of ham =D

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    madalina — February 4, 2009 @ 7:57 am

    this is making me a little hungry.. thanks alot:P

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    Nate — February 25, 2009 @ 9:48 pm

    I like to have a mix of cheeses for different flavors and also sprinkle a little panko on top for added texture.

    Nate’s last blog post..Malaysian Honeycomb Cake Recipe

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    Irvan — March 26, 2009 @ 3:27 am

    Hmm.. very nice pics & make me feel hungry :)
    I invite you all to visit our website at, if you feel hungry but have no time to make it :)

  7. 7

    Irvan — March 30, 2009 @ 6:51 am

    Come & see us at The only Baked Macaroni & Cheese in Town.

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    lim arief — April 20, 2009 @ 4:31 am

    makes me want to eat my screen..

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    Lawrence — December 6, 2011 @ 4:57 pm

    Is this the same as macaroni schotel?

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