Baked Mac and Cheese with Sour Cream and Cottage Cheese Recipe

  • cooking spray
  • 1 (16 ounce) package elbow macaroni
  • 2 (8 ounce) packages mild Cheddar cheese, shredded, divided
  • 1 (8 ounce) package sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 3/4 cup cottage cheese
  • 1 egg
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray a 9×13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook elbow macaroni in the boiling water, stirring occasionally, until cooked through but firm to the bite, 8 minutes; drain.
  3. Reserve 1/2 cup shredded mild Cheddar cheese for later use
  4. Mix mild Cheddar cheese, sharp Cheddar cheese, sour cream, cottage cheese, and egg together in a bowl; season with salt and pepper. Stir cooked macaroni into cheese mixture. Pour macaroni mixture evenly into the prepared baking dish; sprinkle with the reserved 1/2 cup Cheddar cheese.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until cheese is melted and bubbling, 40 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes before serving.