Ruth's Diner - Gramma Claire's Macaroni and Cheese

Recipe by soulcandybt




  • Cook macaroni, drain do not rinse.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a large saute pan, saute the onions in butter. Add the flour to make a roux and cook for 1 minute. Add the milk, bay leaves, paprika, salt and pepper. Bring to a simmer, stirring often. Mix the 2 cheeses together in a small bowl. Once the mixture is at a simmer, add 3 cups of cheese mixture and the cottage cheese. Stir well, remove from heat, and remove bay leaves from mixture. Add macaroni noodles to milk mixture, mix well.
  • Pour 1/2 of macaroni mixture into a 2-quart baking dish, cover with 1/2 of the remaining grated cheese, add remaining macaroni mixture and cover with the remaining grated cheese mixture.
  • In small bowl mix together the topping ingredients and top the macaroni.
  • Place into the 350 degree oven and bake until golden brown, about 45 minutes.