Easy Creamy Mac and Cheese Recipe - Allrecipes.com
  • READY IN 55 mins

Easy Creamy Mac and Cheese

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"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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  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    45 mins

    55 mins


  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.
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Feb 27, 2006

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 rich flavor, I would just sprinkle 3-4 TBS of bread crumbs on at the last 10 minutes of baking time. However, it is a great recipe with a few common ingredients. Just as easy and MUCH better than Kraft!!!!

Jun 12, 2006

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, colby jack and Velveeta cheese with just a hint of parmesean and ommitted the topping. I would add either more sour cream or some milk to this next time to get a creamier texture. It was a bit dry after baking. Thanks for sharing:)


6 Ratings

Aug 02, 2008

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, seemed a bit dry without it. REALLY GREAT! Thanks for sharing

Sep 30, 2007

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.

May 05, 2006

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 add some southwestern chicken pieces.

Feb 10, 2006

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...


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  • Calories
  • 945 kcal
  • 47%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 63.3 g
  • 20%
  • Cholesterol
  • 164 mg
  • 55%
  • Fat
  • 60.4 g
  • 93%
  • Fiber
  • 2.7 g
  • 11%
  • Protein
  • 38.8 g
  • 78%
  • Sodium
  • 1132 mg
  • 45%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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