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Bette's Macaroni and Cheese

Sara Moulton Shares a Classic Side

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Servings:8
Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

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.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups macaroni
  • Kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 8 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, grated (about 2 cups)
  • 8 ounces cooked ham finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups crushed potato chips or crackers
  • 3 scallions (white and light green parts), sliced (about 1/3 cup)
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 1/2 cups half-and-half or milk
  • Cooking Directions

    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"

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: macaroni, sharp cheddar cheese, scallions

    Course: Casserole, Dinner, Lunch, Main Course, Pasta, Side Dish


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