President Reagan’s Favorite Macaroni and Cheese

Ingredients: Servings: 4                                                                                   

  • 1/2 lb macaroni
  • 1 tea spoon butter
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tea spoon salt
  • 1 tea spoon dry mustard
  • 3 cups sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 cup milk
  • I cup ham chunks, cut small
  • I cup bread crumbs, Panko


  • Boil macaroni in water until tender and drain thoroughly.
  • Stir in butter and egg.
  • Mix mustard and salt with 1T hot water, and add to milk.
  • Stir in ham chunks
  • Add cheese, leaving enough to sprinkle on top.
  • Pour into buttered casserole; add milk, sprinkle with cheese and bread crumbs
  • Bake at 350°F for about 45 minutes or until custard is set and top is crusty.

Served in West Wing from 2001 to 2006 on holidays