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Easy Creamy Mac and Cheese

Rated as 4.5 out of 5 Stars

"Make two meals at once with this kid-friendly dish. You can liven up the second casserole by stirring in ham and peas, or shredded cooked chicken, or pretty much anything you have on hand."
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55 m servings 945 cals
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. Adjust oven rack to center position and heat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray two 9 inch square (or similar size baking dishes) with vegetable cooking spray.
  2. Bring 2 quarts of water and 1 tablespoon of salt to a boil in a large pot. Add macaroni; using package times as a guide and stirring at the beginning to prevent sticking, cook until tender. Drain, and return to pot. Stir in cheeses and sour cream. Season with salt and pepper. Turn into prepared pans.
  3. Mix bread crumbs and butter; sprinkle over macaroni mixture. Bake until heated through crumbs are golden, 30 to 35 minutes.


Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 945 calories; 60.4 g fat; 63.3 g carbohydrates; 38.8 g protein; 164 mg cholesterol; 1132 mg sodium. Full nutrition


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I used ricotta instead of the cottage cheese. I also used 1/2 of the sour cream because I felt it was saucy enough. The butter/bread crumb mixture was too much for my taste. Because of the ri...

This was pretty good. I did a few things different though, and it tasted great. Instead of cottage cheese I substituted with some ricotta cheese (half of a small container) and I used cheddar, c...

I didn't have cheddar, so used velveeta, also added grated swiss,and Monteray Jack/mixed with colby, also put a pinch of cayenne and ground dry mustard, melted some butter with a bit of milk, se...

I made half the recipe, and it was okay. Not bad, but I got tired of eating it. Too tangy for my taste, so if I ever try it again I'll cut back on the sour cream.

I used ricotta cheese instead of cottage cheese. Was real good and made a nice lunch for the next few days. I like my Mac and Cheese more "cheddary", but this was good. Maybe next time I will ad...

This mac and cheese is delicious! We add cubed cooked ham to make it more substantive. I don't like the crust however, too buttery, not crunchy enough...