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Deluxe Macaroni ‘n’ Cheese

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.

Makes

10 servings

Our six grandchildren, who don't think a meal is complete without macaroni and cheese, love this creamy version featuring cheddar and cottage cheese.—Bertha Johnson, Indianapolis, Indiana

Ingredients

  • 2 cups 4% cottage cheese
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • Garlic salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 package (7 ounces) elbow macaroni, cooked and drained
  • Paprika, optional

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the cottage cheese, sour cream, egg, salt, garlic salt and pepper. Add cheddar cheese; mix well. Add macaroni and stir until coated.
  2. Transfer to a greased 2-1/2-qt. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with paprika if desired.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 255 calories, 13g fat (9g saturated fat), 71mg cholesterol, 492mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 14g protein.

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