Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins

I was so surprised when I did not see this already posted. My granddaughter had it for lunch at my house and later looked at this site and asked why I didn't have it posted. Yeah, why didn't I? **I have not found pot cheese in regular supermarkets, just specialty stores. If you cannot get it, use a cottage cheese that is as dry as possible.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12 lb egg noodles
  • 1 12 cups pot cheese
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 12 teaspoon salt (optional)


  1. Boil noodles until just tender.
  2. Drain, do not rinse.
  3. Return to cooking, off the heat, and add butter.
  4. Add pot cheese and salt. Mix gently but completely. You can also return noodles to pot and brown them before mix with cheese. If you do this, increase butter by one more tablespoon.
Most Helpful

My grandmother used to make this for us when we were kids. It was my FAVORITE meal! I'm going to start making this instead of traditional macaroni and cheese. This will make a great Friday night meatless dinner during Lent. If I'm not mistaken, my grandmother used to put the whole noodle cheese combination in the oven for a little bit after mixing. It made a nice baked casserole. That was a real comfort food! It will be a comfort for me to make this recipe and remember my wonderful grandmother!

Modaba January 23, 2009

I grew up on this. Whats not to like? Total comfort food for me.

Ilysse September 09, 2007

Wow...never thought I would see this recipe here. My mom would made pierogi's with pot cheese, and when we had a hankering for them and she didn't have the time to spare.....This is what we got. Mom did brown up the noodles abit in butter before adding the pot cheese. Hmmm! This is so good. Cottage cheese works too. I have no trouble finding pot cheese (aka farmer's cheese) in the major grocery stores...Stop n Shop, Shaw's, ShopRite. Sometimes, it is not with the cheeses but in the deli department with the lunch meats and prepared salads....just ask and I am sure you will find it.

Sandylee October 11, 2006