Gruyere & Ham Mac and Cheese Pot Pies

These Gruyere & Ham Mac and Cheese Pot Pies are the perfect easy dinner recipe for your family! Take your homemade pot pies to the next level with mac and cheese!

Macaroni and Cheese Pot Pies with Ham & Gruyere

I am awfully excited to share this recipe with you today! I received some beautiful cheeses from Emmi a couple days ago and I knew just what I was going to do…..make mac and cheese.

I added some pan fried ham pieces and once I was just about done I thought…..”I am sooo making these into little individual pot pies!” So glad I did, they are buttery, flaky and perfectly mac and cheesy. Hope you enjoy!!

Here’s that gorgeous cheese I used. Feel free to substitute your favorite cheese if you’d like.

How to Make The Best Pot Pies

Let’s start the simple roux. Melt a sick uh buttah please 🙂

You are going to whisk in 1/2 cup flour and some salt and pepper to the butter.

Up next, whisk in your milk. I happened to use half and half. Yikes, I know! Whole milk also works great or any milk your family has on hand.

Once your cream mixture is hot and thickened add your beautiful cheese, stirring to melt.

Add that cooked pasta.

Give her a nice stir.

I added a couple handfuls of some left over chopped ham. Add whatever meat you’d like. Chicken or beef would also be lovely.

Can’t you practically smell it?! Mmm.

Give her another nice stir, taste and season with a few more sprinkles of salt and pepper if needed. Please note, you can totally stop the recipe here and enjoy in some bowls. Or……see what I did below 🙂

Divide your mac into some individual ramekins.

Top with more cheese and top with a cut round of puff pastry! Oh yah 🙂

Now we’re talking. Hope you enjoy!!

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Gruyere & Ham Mac and Cheese Pot Pies

These Gruyere & Ham Mac and Cheese Pot Pies are the perfect easy dinner recipe for your family! Take your homemade pot pies to the next level with mac and cheese!
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Greek
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 1301kcal
Author: Jenny
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Equipment

  • Stove

Ingredients

  • 1 lb elbow pasta
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 cups half and half or whole milk
  • 3 cups shredded gruyere cheese plus 1 1/2 cups for topping
  • 3 cups cooked ham diced
  • 4 sheets puff pastry (2 boxes) room temperature

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and lightly spray eight 2 cup ramekins with non stick cooking spray.
  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Run under cool water to stop cooking.
  • Melt butter in large Dutch oven or pot over medium heat. Whisk in flour, salt and pepper. Cook and whisk for 1 minute. Slowly drizzle in half and half whisking constantly. Whisk until thickened and hot, about 3-5 minutes. Stir in 3 cups gruyere cheese and cooked pasta.
  • Heat cooked cubed ham pieces in a large skillet to brown slightly. Add to mac and cheese, stir, taste and season accordingly with additional salt and pepper. Divide mac between prepared ramekins.
  • Top each ramekin with additional gruyere cheese then a round piece of pastry that has been cut to fit your ramekin. Bake for about 30 minutes, until pastry is golden brown. Let cool for 5 minutes before serving. Best served immediately.

Notes

This dish can be made without the puff pastry and without baking if desired. Once ham is added to the mac and cheese you can just serve after this step ๐Ÿ™‚

Nutrition

Calories: 1301kcal | Carbohydrates: 108g | Protein: 43g | Fat: 77g | Saturated Fat: 29g | Cholesterol: 119mg | Sodium: 1148mg | Potassium: 487mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 791IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 622mg | Iron: 5mg
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56 Responses
  1. Cindy @ Once Upon a Loaf

    So creative! I just got som Gruyere for something else but it can wait! Can’t wait to try this!

  2. the wanna be country girl

    Beautiful pot pies, with pasta inside … who know. Such a great idea, and the puff pastry cap is perfection. Thanks for sharing.
    ~Caroline

  3. Jen @ Jen's Favorite Cookies

    I would never have thought to put pasta inside a pot pie. I should have, though, because it is such a great idea! My family would love this one.

  4. Aly ~ Cooking In Stilettos

    That is a perfect “what the heck am I going to do with all this ham” situation that I’m facing now. I am going to have to give this a whirl!

  5. bridget {bake at 350}

    Whoa, Jenny! This looks like the ultimate comfort food! And I looooove gruyere! Adding these to my must-make list!

  6. Ellen @ The Baking Bluenoser

    I have never seen mac n cheese put into a pot pie, but I honestly don’t know why since it’s a FABULOUS idea! Great job with the recipe Jenny, I’m sure it was a hit with the family.

  7. Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking

    What a fun idea for leftover Easter ham! Love this. It looks so delicious!

  8. Young Wifey

    I have been craving ham pot pie recently, and with gruyere? I’m sold! looks fantastic!!

  9. Jen @ The Scrumptious Pumpkin

    What a great idea for easter leftovers too. This has to be so delicious!

  10. Lana @ Never Enough Thyme

    What an incredible recipe! Who’d have thought of mac and cheese in a pot pie, but it soooo works. Definitely on my to-try list.

  11. Erin@TheFoodMentalist

    Anything with Mac cheese in its title has my vote ๐Ÿ™‚
    Great recipe, yum!

  12. Bakeaholic

    Wow! Comfort food at it’s finest. These truly look decadent and delicious. Thanks for the idea!

  13. Julie @ Table for Two

    these are so cute!! gruyere cheese in mac and cheese is one of the BEST cheeses to use! i love that you made a little pie with it and had ham in it. such a great savory dish ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. j3nn

    Oh my GOODNESS! That looks amazing!! The flavors and texture… perfect. Yum! I think this could go on my “last meals” on Earth list. It has everything I enjoy in a decadent meal. ๐Ÿ™‚

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