Mac n cheese

My first attempt at homemade mac n cheese.  The cottage cheese was a little off putting when I mixed it in but definitely added to the creaminess.  I sprinkled a few crumbled croutons on top to add a little crunch.


1/2 small onion, minced (I used a whole onion)

2 T butter

1 T flour

dash black or white pepper (I used a few shakes – love pepper!)

1 C milk

2 C shredded cheddar cheese

1/4 C cottage cheese


Cook 12 oz pasta in lightly salted rumbling boiling water. Drain.


Melt butter and add onion, cook until clear, add flour and pepper, stir everything together and add the cup of milk.  Stir until mixture is boiling and thickened.  Remove from heat and stir in both cheeses.  Add drained pasta and mix well.  Add mixture to well buttered dish and sprinkle top with cheddar, romano or parmesan cheese or if you have a favorite topping.

Cover and bake @ 350 for 25 – 30 min. Remove the cover the last 10 minutes if you would like a firm top.

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3 Comments on “Mac n cheese”

  1. The Mister Says:

    When we ate the leftovers, we added some of those fried onions you normally see on top of green bean casserole. It added a bit more flavor since we used milder cheeses in the mac and cheese. I would definitely like to try this with a slightly sharper cheese.

  2. Elaina Says:

    That looks pretty fancy! At first, I thought that was a little bit of crumbled bacon on top. I usually don’t make mac and cheese, since it takes so long to prepare and cook.

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