Grandma Siemer's Macaroni and Cheese Bake

“This ultimate comfort food reminds me of my family, friends and many memories.” - Crystal Siemers-Peterman, Wisconsin's 70th Alice in Dairyland.

Wisconsin Cheese Grandma Siemer's Macaroni and Cheese Bake Recipe
Active Time
30 Minutes



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


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

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. The cheese is made with raw milk and aged over 18 months for a complex, nutty flavor.

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