SPAM Mac and Cheese

Sunday, 4 March 2018
Post in collaboration with SPAM® Chopped Pork and Ham


Celebrate the one true and original SPAM Chopped Pork and Ham with a quick family friendly Mac 'n' Cheese recipe that everyone will love. Leeks and SPAM stirred through the Mac, plus a crispy golden cheese and SPAM topping makes the most perfect comfort food.




SPAM. SPAM. SPAM. No, not the annoying stuff clogging up your inbox but the iconic meat in a tin. SPAM® Chopped Pork and Ham. What does it mean to you? Monty Python? School Dinners? Guilty Pleasure?! Over the years it has been maligned, celebrated and musicalised. SPAM Fritters were one of my absolute favourite school dinners back in the 80's accompanied by the obligatory ice cream scoops of mash and spaghetti in tomato sauce. Those were the days! 




#SPAMweek2018 The annual official SPAM® Appreciation Week has just kicked off and runs from 5-11 March 2018. It’s the time of year when SPAM Fans across the UK get the opportunity to show their love for the original iconic meat. SPAM Chopped Pork and Ham is made from a minimum of 90% shoulder pork and leg ham and once out of the can or tub, the versatile meat certainly makes more than just a square meal. SPAM Can… be sliced, diced, chopped, grilled and fried to make a huge selection delicious quick and easy meals and snacks. I've previously shared recipes for SPAM Hawaiian Style Pizza, SPAM Fries, SPAMbled Eggs and today it's the turn of SPAM Mac and Cheese. A quick family friendly dinner that everyone will love. Leeks and SPAM stirred through the Mac, plus a crispy golden cheese and SPAM topping makes the most perfect comfort food.





SPAM® Mac ‘n’ Cheese

Ingredients 
1x 340g can of SPAM® Chopped Pork and Ham - cut into 1/2" (12mm) cubes 
50g butter 
(optional) 75g leeks – sliced 
40g plain flour, from cupboard 
1 x rounded teaspoon mustard powder 
1 x egg - beaten 
125g mild Cheddar cheese – grated 
350ml milk from fridge 
130g dried macaroni - cooked according to manufacturer’s instructions 
Salt and freshly ground black pepper 
A little extra butter to grease the dish 
Garnish: fresh parsley (optional) 

Method 
Melt the butter in a saucepan and sauté the leeks on low heat until softened. 
Add the plain flour, mustard powder, salt and pepper and stir for 2 minutes to cook the flour 
Gradually add the milk, stirring well between each addition and continue to cook until sauce begins to thicken 
Take off the heat and allow to cool slightly, then add a little of the hot sauce into the beaten egg, stir well, then add this mixture back into the saucepan and stir well (do not add the egg straight into the sauce or it will "scramble"). 
Meantime cook the macaroni as per manufacturer’s instructions and add to the sauce and stir well. 
Add the grated cheese (reserving a little for the topping and 3/4 of the cooked cubed SPAM® Chopped Pork and Ham, stir well to combine 
Grease an ovenproof dish with the extra butter and pour the mixture into the dish. 
Top the mixture with the remaining SPAM® Chopped Pork and Ham cubes and sprinkle on the remaining grated cheese 
Cook in a preheated oven 25/30mins until golden 
Garnish with fresh parsley and serve



As part of the week-long celebrations, SPAM is giving is giving readers of Foodie Quine the chance to win a limited edition SPAM branded Under Armour jacket (worth £70) plus a SPAM apron for you to proudly wear in the kitchen. To enter, let me know in a comment
"What's your favourite way to eat SPAM?" (in more than 8 words to avoid your comment being marked as spam!!!)
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Giveaway ends 19th March 2018 11.59pm Good Luck!

You can also head over to www.spam-uk.com for a chance to win a European Weekend Break for two, with shopping vouchers and Limited Edition SPAM® Branded jackets for three runners up.




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179 comments

  1. Baked with potato, onion,mushroom and cheese.

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  2. Fried with egg on bread and brown sauce

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  3. I used to eat spam fritters but must admit I haven't tried them for years

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  4. This looks like it could be my new favourite recipe!

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  5. With potato's and brown sauce

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  6. I haven't eaten spam for years, but I used to love spam fritters and chips - with a massive dollop of ketchup of course!

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  7. Alexa Schoolar4 March 2018 at 20:23

    grilled and served up with savoury rice and a fried egg :)

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  8. Hash spam with fried up bubble and squeak.

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  9. Spam fritters, chips & beans!

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  10. I like to have it battered and then fried. Served with chips and lots of Worcester sauce.

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  11. I love it as part of a fried breakfast on a sunday morning

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  12. On top of tomato pasta then cheese on the top!!

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  13. I Love it grilled & served with egg chips & beans

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  14. I eat it grilled with anything but my fish Egg & Grill N chips

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  15. as a seven year old, fried in batter!

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  16. Grilled as part of breakfast with beans and toast.

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  17. thinly sliced and fried, with fried eggs.

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  18. I love spam fried in a good old fry up nothing beats it!

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  19. I use Spam in a caserole all the time.

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  20. I love mine chopped up into a Spam & Pea Risotto

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  21. Simply fried with a runny fried egg, yum

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  22. Grilled spam and black pudding on toast

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  23. With fried egg & chips and brown sauce

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  24. Spam fritters or Spam made into curries

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  25. Spam fritters and beans @leabana1

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  26. Straight up with mashed potatoes. Classic!

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  27. I love spam fritters.

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  28. cut into 'chips', battered and deep fried. In bars in South Korea, this is one of their favourite bar snacks. Normally served in an open tin.

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  29. spam fritters,chips and baked beans

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  30. Chopped dried cold fried battered rolled main side

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  31. Fried for an english breakfast (in place of bacon)

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  32. Spam fritters. They sell them in the local chip shop.

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  33. Spam fritters all the way guys - delicious any time of the day

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  34. I've been vegetarian for 22 years, don't recall ever having it before that.

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  35. Simply fried on a sandwich with some brown sauce.

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  36. My wife does a lovely Chicken and Spam pie with puff pastry. Makes a lovely Sunday dinner.

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  37. Chopped with scrambled eggs, chillis, fried rice & spices

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  38. A classic Spam and Branston sandwich. In fact that's what I've just eaten, with the twist of home made onion bread.

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  39. I love Spam on toast covered in scrambled Egg (my Mum made us say Luncheon Meat said it sounded Posher after the War!)

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  40. Heated and with egg and chips

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  41. Jim Hallyburton5 March 2018 at 15:10

    It most definitely has to be Spam Fritters

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  42. We had it loads at school. I love it with chunky chips and egg

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  43. with eggs
    Mariel P

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  44. I love spam fried in a pan, served with an egg, beans, mushrooms and toast.

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  45. Fried then put inside pitta bread with lurpak butter

    (Kim neville)

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  46. i like it as part of breakfast - spam instead of sausage!

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  47. I like to eat it on a sandwich

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  48. A friend made me Spam Fritters in uni quite a few years back, and I've always loved them since!

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  49. Fritters. Been years since i've had them though, might have to pick some up with the shopping this week.

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  50. I like to have spam with bacon flavour super noodles

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  51. I'm not sure whether I've had spam before or not - certainly not for years!

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  52. The mac and cheese looks good

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  53. Haven't had one in forever but in a sandwich!

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  54. Oooh I love variations on Mac n Cheese!! I mae something very similar but with bacon rather than spam, so I can imagine how good this must taste!! Thanks for linking it up to #CookBlogShare. Eb x

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  55. I like it fried with egg and chips

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  56. I remember having spam fritters at school and loved them

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  57. Yet to find a way I don't like! Most often in a toasted sandwich with cheese and barbecue sauce.

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  58. I haven’t eaten Spam since I was a youngster. Maybe it’s time to rectify that! I used to get it with beans and chips, or in a sandwich.

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  59. i love to eat spam fritters served with french fries

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  60. Spam with cheese and beans and a jacket potato

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  61. With cheese and pickle in a toastie

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  62. Spam fritters with baked beans

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  63. spam fritters from the chippie with chips and loads of gravy

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  64. Grilled with scrambled eggs, tomatoes and toast

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  65. spam and chip butty with tomato ketchup

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  66. Love a bit of Spam with my jacket potato and beans although I am going to have to give the mac n cheese recipe a try so this could be something new for me.

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  67. Piping hot home made spam fritters are my favourites, either for a main meal or perfect for a snack too.

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  68. Spam fritters, served with chips, baked beans and pickled onions and a nice cold beer.

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  69. In a sandwich with Branston pickle.

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  70. diced up and fried with onion and potatoes :)

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  71. My son puts it on his pizzas with cheese

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  72. It is lovely with mash potato. Thankyou for the competition. x

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  73. Spam, egg and chips

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  74. Spam Fritata, with potatoes onion and garlic.

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  75. Funny, I haven't eaten it for years but used to love it fried in a white bread sandwich with tomato sauce.

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  76. I don't really like SPAM, but that SPAM Mac & Cheese looks delicious!

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  77. We make it into a fritter and serve with a fried egg on top and baked beans!

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  78. Warm spam and fried egg buttie on white processed bread with plenty of brown sauce...

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  79. deep fried in batter, chips and egg, brown sauce

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  80. I always tend to be boring and make Spam fritters with chips. Everyone just loves it like that in my house.

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  81. Grilled with chips,beans and bread and butter for plenty of spam,chip sarnie dipped in beans.

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  82. Fried with chips and beans is very tasty!

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  83. On crispbreads with pickle.

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  84. With fried eggs and friend potatoes and lashing and lashing of brown sauce

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  85. My favourite way is Spam and cheese in a toasted sandwich

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  86. I like to use it instead of corned beef as a corned beef hash!

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  87. Love using it to make a lovely hash

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  88. Definitely fried with potatoes!

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  89. Fried with melted cheeses on top

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  90. I like it cubed with mushroom in an omlette.

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  91. Spam fritters, just like i used to have them when i was a youngster

    KATHY D

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  92. Spam Fritters - it is what spam was designed for.

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  93. With eggs, beans and mushrooms

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  94. I love Spam Fritters, its a shame you do not find them that often in London chip shops

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  95. With chips, or in an omelette!

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  96. with egg and chips and a little ketchup

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  97. in a potato and leek bake

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  98. Fiona Johnstone18 March 2018 at 19:31

    Chopped in macaroni and cheese

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  99. i like spam grilled with egg and chips

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  100. Grilled served with fresh tomatoes :)

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  101. I've only had Spam in a sandwich - time to get more adventurous!

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  102. fried, with eggs and toast

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  103. Spam sandwich.

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  104. chopped and mixed with onion, tomatoes, cheese and scrambled egg and cooked in a fryin pan

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  105. Spam fritters are the best!! So unhealthy but soooo good

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  106. With chips and a fried egg, it's got to have brown sauce on the side

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  107. Fried Spam with two fried eggs, chips and baked beans

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  108. Fried on a sandwich with brown sauce

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  109. I add it to cheesy pasta dishes or as a quick breakfast topping on toast with avocado and poached egg.

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  110. Spam Hash - Like Corned beef hash but Spam-tas-tic!

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  111. In a toasted sandwich with a hint of pickle

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  112. I put it in Pasta with a bit of red sauce! Boring but tastes amazing!!!!!

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  113. Fried spam, fried eggs, homemade chips and beans:)

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  114. Helen Rosbotham19 March 2018 at 15:35

    Sorry to repeat what's already been said but spam fritters every time with chips and ketchup!

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  115. Spam dip in egg and pan fried & fried baby mushrooms & fried bread.


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  116. Eggs, chips and beans - a basic but yummy meal

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  117. Do like spam and beetroot sandwiches but spam and scalloped potatoes is a very close second.

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  118. I use it in my Chow Fang which is rice and peas and anything I have in the fridge and cupboard!

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  119. Caroline Signey19 March 2018 at 22:16

    It has to be in an omelette

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  120. I prefer mine chopped up and then mixed in with an omelette

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