After searching for years, I have found the ultimate mac-and-cheese recipe. Use low fat or fat free ingredients if desired. Tastes great either way. For variation, omit Worcestershire sauce, and add 1 tablespoon yellow or brown mustard.

kim
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Cook noodles al dente. Drain and rinse. Set aside.

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  • In a large mixing bowl, mix together cottage cheese, sour cream, parmesan, 1 egg, 1 cup cheddar cheese, Worcestershire sauce, milk, butter or margarine, and salt and pepper. Stir in cooked noodles. Spread into a 9 inch square baking dish, top with remaining shredded cheese.

  • Bake at 300 degrees F (150 degrees C) for one hour, or until set.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

360 calories; 26.3 g total fat; 114 mg cholesterol; 600 mg sodium. 12.2 g carbohydrates; 18.9 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/30/2003
Oh my god this was delicious! I left out the Worcestershire sauce though and added colby jack to the list of cheeses.:) I put one cup of colby jack and one cup of cheddar. I loved this so much I've eaten it all tonight and am going to make some more tommorow! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/07/2007
This dish has really good cheesy flavor but I would definetly suggest covering it with foil. The noodles were really dried out and crunchy which made my family and I not finish our plate. Read More
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83 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 37
  • 4 star values: 29
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 5 stars
09/30/2003
Oh my god this was delicious! I left out the Worcestershire sauce though and added colby jack to the list of cheeses.:) I put one cup of colby jack and one cup of cheddar. I loved this so much I've eaten it all tonight and am going to make some more tommorow! Read More
(26)
Rating: 5 stars
09/30/2003
Oh my god this was delicious! I left out the Worcestershire sauce though and added colby jack to the list of cheeses.:) I put one cup of colby jack and one cup of cheddar. I loved this so much I've eaten it all tonight and am going to make some more tommorow! Read More
(26)
Rating: 4 stars
02/15/2005
I switched the cottage cheese for Lite Ricotta because I dislike the curd texture. Yummy. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/06/2007
This dish has really good cheesy flavor but I would definetly suggest covering it with foil. The noodles were really dried out and crunchy which made my family and I not finish our plate. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2010
Have made it twice. I will add it to my "recipes to repeat" binder. I always add a little more cheese than recipes call for but then I'm a cheese freak. We used no yolk egg noodles and it worked out just great. Its filling too so a small portion goes a long way. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/07/2007
this is an easy basic mac n cheese recipe that tastes great!!! plus in the world of mac n cheese this one is actaully pretty healthy since you can use fat free products....i have been making this recipe for my family for over a year now....i use mustard and worchire and i always add extra cheese to it because i never remember to save some for the top...i also add onion and sometimes garlic...sometimes the noodles come out a little crunchy on top but that is how i know it is doner...my family loves the extra little crunch:) if you are a picky eater or have texture issues this may not be a good recipe for you....my family loves it but we are not picky...we usually eat pretty healthy so this is junk food for us....very yummy and easy to change the flavor to your own personal taste..and one more thing i think that the cottage cheese is one of the things that make this dish great i think that rocatta would give it a very different flavor.... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/17/2003
I love this recipe. I do modify it a bit however. It is really good with small/medium shell noodles. I like to use a mixture of mild and sharp cheddar cheese. I also like to sprinkle the top with paprika and bake it a bit longer to get rid of the cottage cheese texture. In addition i use no-fat cottage cheese and reduced fat sour cream. It is delicious. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/22/2006
While browsing Mac-N-Cheese recipes found this...it's almost exactly what my grandfather used to make me years ago. Very different from regular Mac-N-Cheese. If you like cottage cheese you'll like this. Brought back memories and what an easy recipe! Thanks KIM! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/30/2011
I didn't have any cottage cheese on hand but I wanted to make this anyway and used cream cheese instead. Yummy! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
11/15/2010
Just okay....wished it was more creamy. It isn't what I was hoping for so my search will continue.:) Read More
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