Saturday, January 24, 2009

Merry Merry Mac n Dairy

Here's a mac and cheese recipe that doesn't need a white sauce. I got it from and it's called Chuck's Favorite I think. I like my name better. Sour cream, cottage cheese, and cheddar... mmmm. Pretty easy and definitely satisfyingly comfortable. You could add ham, peas, or whatever other cheeses you might like. Sharp cheddar would really make this yummier, but all I had was mild cheddar and it worked out just fine.

Merry Merry Mac n Dairy

1 (8 ounce) package elbow macaroni
1 (8 ounce) package shredded sharp Cheddar cheese (I used 3 C shredded mild cheddar)
1 (12 ounce) container small curd cottage cheese
1 (8 ounce) container sour cream
1/2 C milk
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese plus more for topping (canned works fine)
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup dry bread crumbs

Preheat oven to 350. Grease a 9x13 glass pan, or a little smaller is even better (keeps from excess drying). Bring large pot of salted water to boil. Cook pasta until done. Combine cheddar, cottage cheese, sour cream, milk, Parmesan and salt and pepper in a large bowl. Add hot noodles and combine. Pour into prepared pan, and sprinkle with bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese. Bake for 30 min or until top is golden.


amykovacs said...

Yummy! I thought I had the only kids in the world who didn't like mac n cheese but Elise and Linnaea scarfed this down, as did I. I really liked the parmesan and bread crumbs on top. I made half a recipe and at first it looked too cottage cheesy, but after baking it was perfect. It did have a little bit of a tangy taste to it--maybe the parm? Only slightly dry when it was done. Will definitely make again. Thanks Emily!

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Heidi said...

I finally made this and it was delicious! I used gemelli pasta because I had no elbow macaroni, and I think it was a good substitute. This reminds me of the macaroni we used to get at Joe's BBQ in Arizona. So good!