Good Morning America Recipes

Bette's Macaroni and Cheese

Sara Moulton Shares a Classic Side

GMA Recipes Dinner
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.


  • 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

    Other Recipes That You Might Like
    Emeril's Three-Cheese Baked Macaroni
    Cheese + Pasta = One Tasty Dish
    Richard Blais' Macaroni and Cheese With Greek Yogurt
    Use Greek Yogurt to Lighten Up This Kid-Friendly Dish
    Heart-Healthy Classic Macaroni and Cheese
    Easy to Make and Great for Family and Friends
    Low-Cal Macaroni and Cheese
    With a Crusty Crunch
    Wolfgang Puck's macaroni and cheese with black truffles
    This Is Not Your Ordinary Mac 'N Cheese!
    Macaroni and Cheese
    Sara Moulton Shares a Classic Side
    Wolfgang Puck's Gourmet Macaroni & Cheese
    Try the Dish That's a Hollywood Awards Show Hit
    Emeril's Macaroni and Cheese
    An Easy and Cheesy Recipe
    Latest Recipes on 'GMA'
    VIDEO: The Ramen Burger
    VIDEO: Rays & Stark Bar in LA employs an expert to help you choose from 20 brands of water.
    VIDEO: Haylee Nelson reveals all the delicious flavors that make up the new "Sunrise Sundae."
    VIDEO: Ladies and Gentlemen... The Crookie
    VIDEO: World, meet The Cronut
    Food Tips: How To...
    Karen's Kitchen
    Check out "GMA's" chef/food stylist's blog here.
    Karen's Cordon Bleu
    Check out "GMA's" chef/food stylist's delicious and celebratory chicken dish.
    PHOTO: Karen Pickus cherry galette is shown here.
    Karen's Cherry Galette Check out "GMA's" chef/food stylist's recipe for a tasty dessert.
    Connect with GMA
    Social Tools Facebook Twitter Twitter Connect with GMA YouTube RSS