Spam Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

Transform the classic comfort food into a hearty, one-pan wonder with our Spam Macaroni and Cheese recipe. This dish combines the familiar creamy, cheesy goodness of mac ‘n’ cheese with the savory, satisfying bite of golden-browned SPAM. It’s a simple, no-fuss meal that’s perfect for busy weeknights or when you’re craving something indulgent. With a golden breadcrumb topping baked to a crisp, optional for those who love a crunchy contrast, and a garnish of fresh parsley for a touch of brightness, this recipe is a modern take on a nostalgic favorite that is sure to become a new comfort classic in your home.


  • 1 can of SPAM, diced into small cubes
  • 2 cups elbow macaroni
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup bread crumbs (optional for topping)
  • Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)


  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C) if you wish to bake the macaroni after combining it with the sauce for a crispy top.
  2. Cook the macaroni according to the package instructions until al dente, usually about 8 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  3. While the pasta is cooking, heat a skillet over medium heat and add the diced SPAM. Fry until the cubes are golden brown on all sides, then remove from the skillet and set aside.
  4. In the same skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the flour and whisk continuously for about 1 minute to create a roux.
  5. Gradually pour in the milk, whisking constantly to prevent lumps. Continue to cook and stir until the sauce thickens.
  6. Add the paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper to the sauce, stirring well.
  7. Lower the heat and add the shredded cheddar and Parmesan cheese to the sauce, stirring until the cheese melts and the sauce is smooth.
  8. Add the cooked macaroni and the fried SPAM to the cheese sauce, stirring to combine thoroughly.
  9. If you chose to bake your macaroni, transfer the macaroni mixture to a greased baking dish. Sprinkle the bread crumbs over the top for a crunchy finish.
  10. Bake in the preheated oven for about 20 minutes, or until the top is golden and crispy.
  11. If you’re not baking it, simply serve the macaroni hot after combining it with the cheese sauce and SPAM.
  12. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley before serving to add a touch of color and freshness to the dish.

This Spam Macaroni and Cheese recipe is a hearty and comforting dish that’s perfect for a quick and easy meal. The salty savoriness of SPAM complements the creamy richness of the cheese sauce, making it a satisfying dish that’s sure to please the whole family. Enjoy!

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