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Cheesy Macaroni Bake

The best things really do come in threes. There's The Three Musketeers. Three-ring circuses. And rock-paper-scissors. The best-tasting things come in threes as well: macaroni, cheese, and SPAM® Classic. You know what else is amazing? This yummy recipe serves 6—which is two times three!


  • 1 (340g) can SPAM® Classic, diced
  • 1 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp butter or margarine, divided
  • 1/4 tsp dry mustard
  • 230g elbow macaroni
  • 1/2 c fresh breadcrumbs (1 slice)
  • 1 pinch ground red pepper (cayenne)
  • 2 c milk
  • 1/8 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 lb processed sharp American cheese, diced
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  1. Heat oven to 400°F/205°C.
  2. Lightly grease a 2 qt casserole pan.
  3. Cook macaroni according to the package, then drain.
  4. In casserole, stir together SPAM® Classic and macaroni.
  5. In a medium saucepan, melt 1 tbsp of butter. Blend in flour, salt, mustard, black pepper, and cayenne until smooth.
  6. Stir in milk and cook over medium heat, stirring until mixture thickens and boils. Add the cheese and cook, stirring until it's melted.
  7. Pour over SPAM® mixture and mix together well.
  8. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the remaining 1 tbsp butter, then stir in breadcrumbs and paprika.
  9. Sprinkle over macaroni. Bake 20 to 25 minutes.

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