Kids meals made easy as they will love this creative (and healthy!) twist on cheesy ham rolls.
1 - recipe Broccoli Macaroni and Cheese
Nonstick cooking spray
2 - tablespoons pure maple syrup
2 - tablespoons country Dijon-style mustard
3/4 - cup panko bread crumbs
1 - tablespoon butter, melted
8 - thin slices reduced-sodium cooked ham (about 8 ounces)
Prepare Broccoli Mac and Cheese as directed; cool slightly. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Coat a 2-quart rectangular baking dish with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.
In a small bowl whisk together maple syrup and mustard until smooth; set aside. In a small bowl combine panko and melted butter, stirring to coat; set aside.
Spread 4 cups of the Broccoli Mac and Cheese in the prepared baking dish. For each ham roll, top a slice of ham with 1/4 cup of the remaining macaroni and cheese. Roll ham slices around filling and place on top of macaroni and cheese in dish.
Pour syrup mixture over ham rolls; sprinkle with crumb topping. Bake, uncovered, about 20 minutes or until heated through and crumbs are golden.
Broccoli Macaroni and Cheese
1 1/3 - cups dried elbow macaroni
3 - cups chopped fresh broccoli
1 - tablespoon butter
1/4 - cup finely chopped onion
4- teaspoons all-purpose flour
1/8 - teaspoon ground black pepper
1 1/4 - cups fat-free milk
1 - cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese (4 oz.)
4 - ounces American cheese slices, torn (about 5 slices)
In a large saucepan, cook macaroni according to package directions, adding broccoli to the saucepan during the last 4 minutes of cooking; drain. Return macaroni and broccoli to hot saucepan; cover and keep warm.
Meanwhile, for cheese sauce, in a medium saucepan heat butter over medium heat until melted. Add onion; cook until tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in flour and pepper. Gradually stir in milk. Cook and stir over medium heat until slightly thickened and bubbly. Gradually add cheddar cheese and American cheese, stirring until cheeses melt.
Pour cheese sauce over cooked macaroni and broccoli; stir to coat. Cook over low heat for 2 to 3 minutes or until heated through, stirring frequently. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.
NUTRITION FACTS (Ham Rolls Stuffed with Broccoli Mac and Cheese)
Per serving: 302 kcal , 13 g fat (7 g sat. fat , 1 g polyunsaturated fat , 3 g monounsaturated fat ), 49 mg chol. , 763 mg sodium , 28 g carb. , 2 g fiber , 8 g sugar , 18 g pro.
NUTRITION FACTS (Broccoli Macaroni and Cheese)
Per serving: 275 kcal , 12 g fat ( 7 g sat. fat, 38 mg chol., 491 mg sodium, 28 g carb., 2 g fiber, 5 g sugar, 15 g pro.