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Easy Mac and Cheese!

Easy Mac and Cheese!

Craving for something cheesy? Try this easy and hassle-free recipe and enjoy!

This homemade version is so worth the little bit of extra effort. Oh and feel free to add bacon bits for more flavor.

I altered the recipe a bit to add milk, use reduced-fat (not fat free) ingredients and eliminated the bread crumb topping. (That is my personal preference, but if you like a crunchy topping on your mac, mix 1/4 c. melted butter with 1 c. bread or cracker crumbs and sprinkle over the top before baking.)

Prep Time                                               15 minutes

Cook Time                                              40 minutes

Serving                                                    5

Ingredients:

12 ounces of macaroni or any of your choice of bite-sized pasta

8 ounces of reduced-fat sour cream or just plain yogurt

16 ounces of low-fat small-curd cottage cheese

8 ounces of 2% milk sharp cheddar cheese

1/4 cup of grated parmesan cheese

1/2 cup of milk

1/2 tsp of kosher salt

And some pinch of black pepper

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Cook the pasta, drain and set aside.
  • Mix the remaining ingredients in a large bowl. Spray a 1-1/2 qt. casserole dish with cooking spray.
  • Stir the pasta with your cheese mixture, then spread into the casserole dish.
  • Bake uncovered for 30 minutes in preheated oven, or until hot and bubbly.
  • Stir together before serving to evenly distribute the cheese sauce.

I hope your family enjoys this simple recipe too!