With cottage cheese blended into its sauce, this baked one-pot mac and cheese recipe is ultra-creamy. A delicious twist on classic mac and cheese!
Course: Side Dish
Prep Time: 15minutes
Cook Time: 1hour
¼teaspoonfreshly grated nutmeg
8ouncessharp cheddar cheese(grated)
8ouncesmild cheddar cheese(grated)
Preheat oven to 375º. Butter a baking 9 inch round or square baking dish.
In a food processor or blender, mix together 1 tablespoon butter, cottage cheese, milk, mustard, cayenne, nutmeg, salt and pepper until well blended. Once blended, add all but ¼ cup cheese and blend just a bit more.
Pour into a large bowl and add uncooked pasta. Combine and pour into prepared pan, cover tightly with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes.
Uncover and stir, sprinkle with reserved cheese and dot with 1 tablespoon of butter. Bake uncovered for 20 minutes until browned. Let cool at least 15 minutes before serving.
Barbara's Notes + Tips
Don't forget to stir this half way through.
If you don't have a food processor, you can mix with an emersion blender or hand mixer or just stir.
You can freeze left-overs and reheat in microwave or oven.
If you want it even more gooey, add some American cheese to the mix.