Baked Macaroni Pie With Cottage Cheese

READY IN: 1hr 15mins
Recipe by the_cookie_lady

This claims to be a lower calorie version of a simple baked macaroni and cheese. The eggs in this dish are what make it more like a pie. The recipe in the book is actually called "Low Calorie Pastiere." Recipe from a Boston, Massachusetts community cookbook entitled "The North End Union Italian Cookbook."

Top Review by jilliary

This was even better than I thought it would be. It's delicious comfort food that doesn't seem low cal. I didn't have fresh parsley so I skipped parsley. Also I added 1/4 tsp nutmeg and would definitely do that again. I had a huge container of cottage cheese so I wasn't sure how much 1 lb would be -- it's approximately 2 cups.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 325*.
  2. In large bowl, beat eggs well. Mix in cheeses and parsley well. Stir in macaroni.
  3. Pour mixture into a generously greased 8" x 12" pyrex baking dish. Bake for 1 hour or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool at least 5 minutes before serving to allow cheese sauce to thicken slightly. May need to be seasoned with pepper just before serving.

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