Bette's Macaroni and Cheese
Sara Moulton Shares a Classic Side
Macaroni and cheese is the ultimate comfort food. There are as many variations on this classic dish as there are problems a few delicious bites can solve. "Good Morning America" food editor Sara Moulton demonstrated this tasty.
Cook the macaroni in boiling salted water until just tender, 8 to 10 minutes; drain thoroughly but don't rinse. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Coat a 2-quart shallow baking dish with 1 teaspoon of butter.
Layer half the cheese, half the macaroni, all of the ham, the rest of the macaroni, and the rest of the cheese in the buttered dish. Sprinkle the potato chips over the top and dot with the remaining 2 teaspoons butter. Sprinkle the scallions and paprika over the casserole, then pour the half-and-half over all.
Bake casserole in the center of the oven about 35 minutes, until bubbly and lightly browned on top.
Courtesy of "Sara's Secrets for Weeknight Meals"