Grandma Siemer's Creamy Macaroni and Cheese Bake

“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 many memories.” - Crystal Siemers-Peterman, Wisconsin's 70th Alice in Dairyland.

Grandma Siemer's Creamy Macaroni and Cheese Bake
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Ingredients List


Look for the Proudly Wisconsin Badge when shopping for cheese. Any brand of Wisconsin Cheddar or Parmesan can be used in this recipe.


  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. 

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

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

Cheesemonger Tip

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Do you have questions when shopping for cheese? Ask the cheesemonger! A cheesemonger specializes in the buying and selling of high-quality cheese, usually available in the specialty section of a grocery store or cheese shop. Knowledgeable and passionate, a cheesemonger is a go-to resource for cheese varieties and pairings, proper cheese storage and handling, its cooking applications and cheese brand information.

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.

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