Two-Cheese Macaroni Casserole Recipe
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Two-Cheese Macaroni Casserole Recipe

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THIS recipe was given to me years ago by a dear friend. I have shared it with everyone since it’s a good dish to prepare on a busy day…very simple and easy.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 55 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 55 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 2-1/4 cups water
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 4 cups (16 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) 4% cottage cheese
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • Pinch salt


  1. In a large saucepan, bring water and butter to a boil. Remove from the heat; carefully stir in the remaining ingredients.
  2. Transfer to a greased 2-qt. baking dish. Cover and bake at 350° for 45 minutes. Uncover; bake 10 minutes longer or until bubbly and macaroni is tender. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Two-Cheese Macaroni Casserole in Reminisce April/May 2007, p48

Full-Bodied White Wine

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

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tgpearl 250634
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2016

"perfect. I only had 3 cups of cheese, and it was still perfect. This is one dish my 16 year old daughter insisted she learn to make, and she hates to cook."

MY REVIEW 243999
Reviewed Feb. 17, 2016

"used 1 C Sour Cream instead of cottage cheese"

MY REVIEW 238364
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2015

"Great recipe! I borrowed from JakeFell, reducing the amount of butter and adding sour cream. I used muenster and cheddar cheese and added about a tablespoon of dried parsley. After baking for 45 minutes, I uncovered it and sprinkled crushed wheat Town House crackers and baked uncovered 20 minutes longer. Excellent!!"

KarenKeefe 227334
Reviewed Jun. 2, 2015

"I added a 4 oz. can of green chilies and 6 crumbled strips of bacon. Also a splash of hot sauce. It turned out amazing!"

heidimar 219092
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2015

"I used only .6 lb sharp cheddar, cottage cheese w/chive and a few red pepper flakes-it had great flavor!"

patrickluke 216360
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2014

"Fast, easy and tasty. For a variation add beer in place of water. Nevertheless Mac and cheese"

Sillyman1 68441
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2013

"This didn't come out well and I followed the recipe exactly."

Lady2boys 166238
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2012

"very good"

happymammaofthree 127416
Reviewed Aug. 19, 2012

"This was good. I wish it had a little more flavor but it was good. I will probably make this again next week and add some bacon to it."

Diane Gum 153640
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2011

"You definitely need all the cheese this calls for! I thought I could get away with adding less. Four cups sounded like so much! But it really adds to the flavor. I added frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed dry, for nutrition and garlic salt for a bit more flavor."

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