Very Creamy Macaroni and Cheese
Easy, cheesy, real comfort food!
- Ready In:
- 1⁄2 cup minced onion
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 3 1⁄2 cups cooked macaroni
- 1 3⁄4 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 teaspoon parsley
- 1⁄2 cup evaporated milk
- 1 3⁄4 cups cottage cheese
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper
- Sauté onions in oil until tender.
- Add macaroni, cheddar cheese, and parsley.
- Mix milk, cottage cheese, salt and pepper until smooth; mix well.
- Add to macaroni mixture, mix well.
- Pour into a greased 2 qt casserole.
- Bake, uncovered, at 350* for 25 minutes.
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This is a great recipe for Mac and Cheese and it isn't loaded with fat like so many of them are. I put it together as stated except for two minor changes. First, I put the cottage cheese mixture in the blender and made it really smooth before mixing everything together. Second, I sprinkled about 2 oz. of shredded extra sharp cheddar on top before baking. As a result, I wound up baking it about 15 minutes longer to brown the cheese. It was delicious and I know we will enjoy this recipe often. Thanks for posting it!Reply
Inez, this was very good. I was a little leery about the cottage cheese, but it provided a pleasant tang to the overall flavor. The minced onion was a nice addition also, although next time I think I'll cut back on the amount. Very creamy and cheesy and it definately deserves a spot on my top ten favorite mac and cheese recipe list!10Reply