Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr

By far the best mac & cheese I have ever had. Slightly adapted from “Macaroni and Lots of Cheese,” by Julia Moskin, The New York Times, 4 January 2006

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Use 1 Tbsp butter to grease a 9-inch square baking pan.
  3. Combine cottage cheese, milk, and seasonings in the blender (or food processor) or by hand.
  4. Mix noodles, milk mixture, and all but 1 cup of the grated cheddar together.
  5. Add any optional ingredients in and mix.
  6. Pour into greased baking pan.
  7. Cover with foil; bake for 30 minutes.
  8. Remove foil, stir, top with remaining cheddar, bake 30 more minutes uncovered.
  9. Allow to cool 15 minutes before serving (or burn your mouth).
  10. Easily doubles in a 9x13 pan.