There are some foods that you just have a particular preference for. Macaroni and Cheese is something that everyone loves, but they love a certain version of it. I grew up eating a baked version and I still love this recipe today. It’s a southern style baked macaroni and cheese – with cottage cheese! I didn’t even realize it had cottage cheese in it until I was old enough to make it. It’s creamy, cheesy and delicious.
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Why Baked Macaroni and Cheese Is So Dang Comforting
Macaroni and Cheese is one of those side dishes that I always serve when company comes over. You can find it on our Thanksgiving table, as a side. It also makes an appearance and summer BBQ events and potlucks. It seems like the dish just goes with any occasion and everybody loves it.
Why is Macaroni and Cheese America’s favorite comfort food? Probably because we all grew up with the famous box of Kraft Macaroni and Cheese. It was part of your childhood, became your favorite comfort food when you were broke in college and then you introduced it to your own children.
Then, the dish started to evolve. Cooks everywhere decided they didn’t need to depend on that blue box anymore. You can make Macaroni creamy, make it with tons of different cheeses or bake it. No matter how you serve it, everyone loves it!
How To Make Baked Macaroni and Cheese (With Cottage Cheese)
Preheat your oven to 350º. Cook 1 pound of macaroni pasta according to package instructions, until it’s al dente. In a medium size bowl, combine sour cream, cottage cheese, salt and pepper with the macaroni.
Add your cheddar cheese and eggs, stirring to combine.
Pour the pasta combination into a 8″ round baking dish that’s been sprayed with cooking spray.
Bake for 35 – 45 minutes until bubbly.
- 1 lb Macaroni
- 2 Eggs
- 8 oz Cottage Cheese
- 4 oz Sour Cream
- 2 Cups Cheddar Cheese
- Dash of Salt and Pepper
- Preheat the oven to 350. Cook macaroni according to package instructions.
- In a medium bowl, combine the cooked macaroni with sour cream, cottage cheese, salt and pepper.
- Add in the egg and 1/2 of the cheddar cheese. Stir to combine.
- Pour into a round 8" baking dish. Top with the remaining cheddar cheese.
- Bake for 35 - 45 minutes until bubbly.
Serve warm. Cover the baking dish with plastic wrap after serving. Store in the refrigerator. Re-heat in a warm oven, 300º for 20 minutes, or the microwave.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 191Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 60mgSodium: 229mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 10g
Nutritional facts are calculated by a third party. Actual values may vary.