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Cottage Cheese – The Forgotten High Protein Food?

Here is another delicious recipe using cottage cheese as one of the ingredients. With winter approaching and people having the desire to fire up the oven a bit more, here is one comfort food everyone likes to eat. If you love macaroni and cheese, you are going to love this recipe. Enjoy!

Macaroni & Cottage Cheese Casserole

Ingredients:

  • 1 ea. (8 oz.) package of dry elbow macaroni
  • 1 ea. (8 oz.) package of sharp cheddar cheese (sharper the better)
  • 1 ea. (12 oz.) container of small curd cottage cheese
  • 1 ea. (8 oz.) container of sour cream
  • ½ cup milk
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • ½  tsp. salt and ¼ tsp. pepper (or to taste)
  • 2/3 cup of dry bread crumbs
  • ¼ cup butter

Bake time: 35 minutes 

Prep time: 20 minutes

Yield: 4-6 servings 

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375F. Bring a pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add macaroni noodles and cook until done. Drain water.

In a 9x13 inch baking dish add the cooked macaroni, cheddar cheese, cottage cheese, milk, sour cream, Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper. Stir. Separately in a small bowl melt the butter and mix in the bread crumbs. Sprinkle this topping over the entire surface of the mixture in the baking dish.  

Bake in a 375 degree oven for 35-40 minutes until the top is golden brown and bubbling. Remove from the oven and serve hot!