Macaroni and Cottage Cheese Casserole Recipe

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Ratings (8)
  • Total: 55 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 35 mins
  • Yield: 6 Portions (6 Servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
436 Calories
28g Fat
25g Carbs
21g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

The addition of cottage cheese and sour cream turns the ordinary macaroni and cheese into a deliciously creamy casserole. To counter the mild cottage cheese, a sharp cheddar is also used in this great macaroni and cheese recipe.


  • 8 ounces dry elbow macaroni
  • 1 1/2 cup small curd cottage cheese
  • 8 ounces shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • black pepper to taste
  • 2/3 cup plain breadcrumbs
  • 3 tablespoon melted butter

Steps to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 375 F. Bring a pot of well-salted water to a boil and cook the pasta one minute less than the directions call for. Drain very well and add to a 9 x 12-inch baking dish

  2. Stir in the cottage cheese, cheddar cheese, sour cream, milk, Parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper. In a small bowl, stir ​the bread crumbs and melted butter together. Sprinkle evenly over the top, and bake for 35 minutes, or until top is golden brown and bubbling.