Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Mac and Cheese

I. Love. This. Recipe. It's super simple (contains a super amount of calories) and is a crowd pleaser. This is my go-to recipe whenever we have a birthday party or other event. It is the kind of thing that is super easy to make but will make your friends think you slaved in the kitchen for hours. I think it must be the cottage cheese that makes it so creamy, and divine. The recipe calls for macaroni noodles, but it works beautifully with penne or whatever pasta you have stocked! Kids love it too!

Mac & Cheese:
1 (8 oz) package macaroni
1 (8 oz) package shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1 (12 oz) container small curd cottage cheese
1 (8 oz) container sour cream
1/4 cup grated parmesan
1/2 t salt
3/4 t pepper

Preheat oven to 350 F. Cook pasta according to instructions on the back of the box. Stir together cooked macaroni, cheddar cheese, cottage cheese, sour cream, parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper. Transfer to a 9 by 13 dish. Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until top is golden.