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Deluxe Macaroni 'n' Cheese Recipe
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Deluxe Macaroni 'n' Cheese Recipe

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Our six grandchildren, who don't think a meal is complete without macaroni and cheese, love this creamy version featuring cheddar and cottage cheese.—Bertha Johnson, Indianapolis, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:8-10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 8-10 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (16 ounces) 4% cottage cheese
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • Garlic salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 package (7 ounces) elbow macaroni, cooked and drained
  • Paprika, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 255 calories, 13g fat (9g saturated fat), 71mg cholesterol, 492mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 14g protein

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the cottage cheese, sour cream, egg, salt, garlic salt and pepper. Add cheddar cheese; mix well. Add macaroni and stir until coated.
  2. Transfer to a greased 2-1/2-qt. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with paprika if desired. Yield: 8-10 servings.
Originally published as Deluxe Macaroni 'n' Cheese in Taste of Home October/November 1999, p6

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.


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scotland1
Reviewed May. 8, 2015

"My sister in law and I liked it very much. Since she is on Dialysis she can have some of it. Will make it again."

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atasteoftime
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2015

"Very poor recipe. I was not happy at all with the results. I had to cook it for quite a lot longer and add quite a bit more cheddar to the dish to make it edible. I agree with puffybloomers review - it was lumpy. I was so optimistic but sadly was disappointed."

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puffybloomers
Reviewed Mar. 11, 2015

"can't understand the good reviews. thought it was awful. I like mac and cheese to be smooth and creamy this was grainy and lumpy. yuk"

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MaggieWB
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2013

"I noticed, except for the pasta, this recipe is low carb (for mac and cheese) so I replaced the pasta with high fiber, low carb pasta, and served it to family, including two diabetics. They were thrilled to see a favourite comfort food back in their lives and the others swore it is better than sauce made with flour and processed cheese. It was a huge hit, and blood sugars didn't soar. Thank you so much for this wonderful recipe."

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dshealy69
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2013

"I have been using this recipe for years. My kids look forward to the Holidays because they can't wait for me to make it. I use the small curd cottage cheese and even though my kids don't like cottage cheese they love this! For a healthier version you can substitute plain fat free yogurt instead of sour cream and the results are the same."

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CarlyFace
Reviewed May. 29, 2013

"This is one of those fabulous, delicious meals that really does come together in minutes. I personally haven't had any problems with "curd-y" mac & cheese (I followed the recipe exactly), but here are a couple tips that may help with that if you decide to attempt this recipe again:

1. Make sure you're using 4% cottage cheese; the higher fat content helps ensure "meltability" and integration into the sauce.
2. Process the cottage cheese in a blender until smooth before mixing it into the other sauce ingredients. Voila! No more lumpy cheese curds, even before you popit into the oven. :-)
Hope this helps, and enjoy!"

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kennedy22@hotmail.com
Reviewed Apr. 11, 2012

"I had some cottage cheese I needed to use up and this looked appealing.... it was great!! Even better the next day... this is a keeper!!"

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tfahey
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2012

"This was excellent Mac n cheese.... The whole family loved it. The only changes I made were adding a 1/2 tsp of ground mustard and a some shredded Parmesan on top before sprinkling the paprika! Will definitely make again!"

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cherylmac
Reviewed Nov. 14, 2011

"This is the best Macaroni and Cheese I have ever tried. It is a family favorite."

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KellyRoot
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2011

"This is a very good variation to regular mac and cheese. The presentation looks better, if you use the very fine ground cottage cheese, such as Michigan Brand of small curd, or whip the cottage cheese ups a little. But the taste is excellent! I made if for a family reunion, and was recently asked to bring it to another family gathering again."

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