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Two-Cheese Macaroni Casserole

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


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


  • In a large saucepan, bring water and butter to a boil. Remove from the heat; carefully stir in the remaining ingredients.
  • 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.

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  • deb9962
    May 7, 2019

    I substituted mozzerlla cheese for the cottage cheese the 1st time I made this. worked out great! I will definitely try the cottage cheese in it next time.

  • tgpearl
    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.

  • ps1_4_9
    Feb 17, 2016

    used 1 C Sour Cream instead of cottage cheese

  • ccunningham
    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
    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
    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
    Dec 30, 2014

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

  • Sillyman1
    Jan 12, 2013

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

  • kafaughn
    Jan 11, 2013

    No comment left

  • Lady2boys
    Dec 19, 2012

    very good