By LilPinkieJ on February 08, 2008
Photo by Lalaloula
Photo by Lalaloula
"It does take a little more effort than box macaroni, but it's totally worth it. Besides, it doesn't really take any more time, because you make the sauce while the noodles cook! The added cottage cheese keeps it creamy and cheesy even with less cheddar, no butter, and less oil. If you want to bake it, sprinkle some buttered bread crumbs on top and bake it in a greased dish at 350F for 30-35 minutes. I'm usually too much in a hurry to want to wait for it to finish baking, so stove top macaroni is king at our house!"
Serving Size: 1 (549 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 2
"I really liked the combination of cottage cheese, grated cheese, broccoli and pasta here. It all went together perfectly and tasted so yummy! Very quick and easy to make as well and perfect for a quick week-night dinner fix without canned stuff. I left out the mustard and hot sauce, but used an Italian herb blend instead of it. It tasted lovely! I didnt bother pureeing my cottage cheese and maybe thats why my sauce didnt turn out quite as creamy as the others', but I liked it nonetheless. :) Thanks for sharing this winner of a recipe, Jess!"
"Loved the inclusion of broccoli and decided also to include one leek with a large onion and 3 cloves of garlic - because we love the blend of those three together. I used low-fat milk but regular cheese, halved the mustard and omitted the hot sauce (zero tolerance of anything hot). Having omitted the hot sauce, I added some herbs: rosemary, sage and thyme. This dish was very quick to prepare and wonderfully creamyI I cooked it entirely on the stove-top: with the recent heatwave (3 days in a row well over 40 degrees celsius; around 110+ fahrenheit) there was no way that I was going to turn on the oven! For us, this made four serves; two we've eaten (and thoroughly enjoyed) and two are in the freezer. Next time, I plan to at least double the recipe and I'll probably include some sliced mushrooms as well. Thanks for sharing this recipe, Jess. :) Made for PRMR."
"We enjoyed this light mac n cheese dish - it easily fed three of us as a main dish last night (with leftovers for lunch today). I baked mine for 35 minutes and then let sit for 5 minutes to allow the sauce to thicken."
"The addition of the blended cottage cheese gives this a wonderfully creamy texture. I used fresh broccoli instead of frozen and it worked just fine. I think it's important to use the extra sharp cheddar just as written (which I did), otherwise the flavor wouldn't be as good. Thanx for sharing your recipe!"
"Nice mac and cheese recipe. I really like the broccoli addition. The sauce was very creamy and it really didn't take long to make at all."