Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

This is the best homemade Mac and cheese recipe I've ever made.It's creamy and cheesy and very comforting :) I got the recipe out of a magazine a few years back.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook Macaroni according to package directions, drain.
  2. Place in a greased 2 1/2 quart baking dish.
  3. In a saucepan, melt 4 tablespoons butter.
  4. stirr in flour, salt and sugar until smooth.
  5. Gradually stir in milk, bring to a boil ; cook for 2 minutes until thickened.,.
  6. Reduce heat; stir in American cheese until melted. Stir in cottage cheese and sour cream.
  7. Pour over macaroni.
  8. At this point you can add cooked chicken, ground beef or leave it plain.
  9. Sprinkle with cheddar cheese.Melt remaining 2 tablespoons butter and toss with bread crumbs; sprinkle over top.
  10. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until golden brown.
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I have made this several times now and have to agree, it's absolutely delicious! Going to make it again this week :)

Roo in the Kitchen April 15, 2009