Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Everyone loves macaroni and cheese, growing up the blue box was a stable around our home. Now that I am grown up and have a maybe a slightly more refined palate I like to make grown up macaroni and cheese. This dish is great on a cold night and always hits the spot when I am looking for that comfort food fix.


  • 8 oz. Elbow noodles
  • 2 c. cottage cheese- small curds
  • 2 c. sharp cheddar cheese
  • 8 oz. sour cream
  • 1 egg- lightly beaten
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. mustard powder



  • Paprika
  • ½ c. cheddar cheese
  • ½ c. Panko breading (optional)



  1. Cook noodles according to package instructions, strain
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  3. Combine noodles, cottage cheese, cheddar cheese, sour cream, egg, salt and mustard powder together in a bowl and stir together.
  4. Pour mixture into a greased baking dish, cover
  5. Cook in a 350 degree oven for 40 minutes
  6. Remove from oven, layer cheddar cheese, panko crumbs, and paprika. Cook uncovered for another 5-10 minutes.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *