Grandma Siemer's Creamy Macaroni and Cheese Bake

Grandma Siemer's Creamy Macaroni and Cheese Bake
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Grandma Siemer’s recipes have long kept the family well fed, and her creamy macaroni and cheese is a classic. “It’s filled with delicious Wisconsin cheddar and parmesan cheese in every bite. This is the ultimate comfort food that reminds of my family, friends and the many memories that encompass fall.” - Crystal Siemers-Peterman, Wisconsin's 70th Alice in Dairyland.


  1. Heat oven to 350°F. 
  2. Cook macaroni according to package directions until al dente; drain. 
  3. Melt butter in a Dutch oven over medium-low heat. Whisk in flour until smooth. Gradually whisk in milk, bouillon granules and pepper. Bring to boil; cook and whisk for 2 minutes or until thickened. Reduce heat to low; gradually stir in 1 cup cheddar until melted. Stir in macaroni, ham and parmesan. Remove from the heat.
  4. Transfer to greased 2-quart baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining cheddar. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until bubbly and ham is heated through. Sprinkle with parsley if desired. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving. 

Recipe Tip

Any  brand of Wisconsin cheddar or parmesan cheese can be used.

Cheesemonger Tip

BelGioioso’s American Grana® parmesan is made in the tradition of Italian Grana Padano. It’s made with raw milk and aged over 18 months for a complex, nutty flavor.