Chuck's Favorite Mac and Cheese


This mac and cheese with cottage cheese is easily doubled for a potluck or family function. My whole family loves this recipe!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
1 9x13-inch dish


  • 1 (8 ounce) package elbow macaroni

  • 1 cup dry bread crumbs

  • ¼ cup butter, melted

  • 1 (12 ounce) container small curd cottage cheese

  • 1 (8 ounce) package shredded sharp Cheddar cheese

  • 1 (8 ounce) container sour cream

  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.

  2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook elbow macaroni in the boiling water, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, about 8 minutes. Drain.

  3. Mix bread crumbs and melted butter together in a small bowl.

  4. Transfer drained macaroni to the prepared baking dish. Add cottage cheese, Cheddar, sour cream, Parmesan, salt, and pepper; stir until well combined. Sprinkle bread crumb mixture over top.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown on top, 30 to 35 minutes.

    close up view of Mac and Cheese garnished with fresh herbs on a red plate

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

591 Calories
33g Fat
46g Carbs
27g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 591
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 33g 43%
Saturated Fat 20g 102%
Cholesterol 88mg 29%
Sodium 720mg 31%
Total Carbohydrate 46g 17%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 27g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 426mg 33%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 222mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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