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Elbow macaroni with ham

Savory recipes Spring Summer Fall Winter Under 30 minutes Easy Casserole Cocotte en fonte
Prep time
5 minutes
Cooking time
12 minutes
4 people


  1. Prepare the stock: In a saucepan, boil 1 liter (4 and 1/4 cups) of water and add the cube of chicken stock. Stir.
  2. Heat the butter in a saucepan or cast iron Dutch oven, then add the de-germed garlic clove, followed by the pasta.
  3. Mix well so the macaroni are coated with the butter and garlic.
  4. Add just enough of the stock to cover the pasta.
  5. Once the stock is absorbed, gradually add the remaining stock and cook for 8 minutes, stirring continuously.
  6. During this time, cut the 4 slices of ham into small cubes.
  7. Add ¾ of the ham, the finely chopped chives, the liquid cream, the gruyere, and the Parmesan. Mix well.
  8. Season as needed.
  9. Arrange the pasta in bowls (or on plates) and top with the rest of the ham.


  • 280 g (10 oz) homemade elbow macaroni
  • 1 cube of chicken stock
  • 4 slices of ham
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 25 cl (1 cup) liquid cream
  • 50 g (3 and 1/2 tbsp) butter
  • 1 tbsp Parmesan
  • 125 g (4.4 oz) shredded Gruyere cheese
  • 1 bunch of chives
  • Salt and pepper




Why use a saucepan?

Sitram saucepans are versatile utensils fit for many preparations (soups, pasta, rice and sauces to name a few)

Dutch oven

Dutch oven

Why cook in a Dutch Oven?

Dutch ovens are ideal for slow cooked, simmered dishes. You can use the in the oven as well as the stovetop, and they will keep your meal warm when served at table.


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