Baked Mac and Cheese with Sour Cream and Cottage Cheese


This macaroni and cheese with sour cream and cottage cheese is rich and cheesy but not too dry. My family loves this, and we have it for all our big meals.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
1 9x13-inch dish


  • cooking spray

  • 1 (16 ounce) package elbow macaroni

  • 2 (8 ounce) packages mild Cheddar cheese, shredded, divided

  • 1 (8 ounce) package sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded

  • ¾ cup sour cream

  • ¾ cup cottage cheese

  • 1 large egg

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


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

  2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook elbow macaroni in the boiling water, stirring occasionally, until cooked through but firm to the bite, 8 minutes; drain.

  3. Reserve 1/2 cup shredded mild Cheddar cheese; set aside.

  4. Mix together remaining mild Cheddar cheese, sharp Cheddar cheese, sour cream, cottage cheese, and egg in a bowl; season with salt and pepper. Stir cooked macaroni into cheese mixture. Pour macaroni mixture into the prepared baking dish; sprinkle with reserved 1/2 cup mild Cheddar cheese.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until cheese is melted and bubbling, about 40 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

415 Calories
23g Fat
30g Carbs
22g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 415
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 30%
Saturated Fat 14g 72%
Cholesterol 81mg 27%
Sodium 420mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 22g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 439mg 34%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 176mg 4%

* 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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