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Saturday, November 6, 2010

Chuck's Favorite Mac and Cheese

This is a great comfort food meal! We loved it. It was a sophisticated meal that was much more suited for an adult than the mac and cheese out of the box. I try to use as many low fat or fat free products as I can to make this more waist-line friendly. Sour cream and cottage cheese are especially easy to get fat free as the price isn't any different for the fat free stuff. Even still this recipe is surprisingly filling! This recipe is courtesy of Allrecipes.com.

From Allrecipes.com

1 (8 ounce) package elbow macaroni (We used penne)
1 (8 ounce) package shredded sharp Cheddar cheese (We used medium and it was just fine)
1 (12 ounce) container small curd cottage cheese (Fat free)
1 (8 ounce) container sour cream (Fat free)
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup dry bread crumbs (I used about 1/2 cup)
1/4 cup butter, melted
½ cup milk (Fat free)

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil, add pasta, and cook until done; drain.

2. In 9x13 inch baking dish, stir together macaroni, shredded Cheddar cheese, cottage cheese, sour cream, Parmesan cheese, milk, and salt and pepper. In a small bowl, mix together bread crumbs and melted butter. Sprinkle topping over macaroni mixture.

3. Bake 30 to 35 minutes, or until top is golden.

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