December 7, 2009

Gourmet Mac & Cheese

I love that delicious-goodness that comes from a blue box - always have, always will. Since I'm now a grown-up (22 & married makes me a grown-up, correct?), I have decided to branch out and try variations of this childhood favorite. I found a great recipe on (love that site), and made some minor changes to it. Super rich and creamy - amazing!

*Adapted from Chuck's Famous Mac and Cheese on

8 oz. package elbow macaroni
8 oz. package shredded sharp cheddar cheese
12 oz. container cottage cheese
8 oz. container sour cream
1/2 cup Italian cheese blend (parmesan, asiago, fontina)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bring a large pot of water to a boil, add pasta - cook until done and drain. In a 2.5-quart baking dish, stir together macaroni, shredded cheddar cheese, cottage cheese, sour cream, Italian cheese, salt and pepper. You may sprinkle additional cheese on top before baking.Bake 30 to 35 minutes, or until top is golden. 

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