Macaroni and Cottage Cheese Casserole Recipe

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  • Total: 55 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 35 mins
  • Servings: 6 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
436 Calories
28g Fat
25g Carbs
21g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 436
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 28g 36%
Saturated Fat 15g 77%
Cholesterol 83mg 28%
Sodium 830mg 36%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Protein 21g
Calcium 456mg 35%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(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, 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.