Macaroni and Cottage Cheese Casserole Recipe

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  • 55 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins,
  • Cook: 35 mins
  • Yield: 6 Portions (6 Servings)
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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.

What You'll Need

  • 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

How 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.
    Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
    Calories 436
    Total Fat 28 g
    Saturated Fat 15 g
    Unsaturated Fat 7 g
    Cholesterol 83 mg
    Sodium 830 mg
    Carbohydrates 25 g
    Dietary Fiber 2 g
    Protein 21 g
    (The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)