I want to warm a 9.6lb spiral ham (275- 15 minutes per lb) and cook a macaroni and cheese casserole (375 for about 30-45 min) in the same oven and have them ready at the same time. How do I do this?
The ham (not a spiral) I did yesterday said 350 for 10-15 minutes per lb. My Mac & cheese recipe (BH&G) bakes at 350 for 35-40 minutes.
I would cover the ham with foil, bake it at 350, and put the mac & cheese in the oven for the last 35 minutes.
I didn't do them both yesterday, but if I did, that's probably how I'd do it.
- Heat ham at 275.
- Remove ham and hold. Covered with foil and maybe towels to hold heat.
- Raise oven temp, bake mac & cheese.
- Ham should still be warm when mac and cheese done.
If it were me, I'd return the ham to the oven for the last fifteen minutes or so to crisp the skin a bit with the higher temperature.