Sunday, November 30, 2008
Book Marked Recipe...
WOot another one done, and we will see if I get it to Ruth at BookedMarked Recipe in time, its late Sunday night, but I am gonna try!! haha I am addicted to food magazines.. and I recently picked up Taste Of Home with adorable Christmas cupcakes on the cover, and on page 18 was this great looking Mac and Cheese.. so I thought, man its cold out and that sounds great!! SO last night, I made it!! And holy smokes was it good!!.. first I didn't read it or I would have noticed it fed 12 people, and well there is only me and my room mate... haha mac and cheese for days to come!! But wow it is really good!!!
1 pk. *(16oz) elbow macaroni
3 cups (24oz) Cottage cheese
1/2 c butter, cubed
1/2 c all purpose flour
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp garlic salt
3 c half and half cream (hmm I Just realized I used heavy whipping cream!! haha!!)
1 cup milk
4 cups (16oz) shredded cheddar cheese
1 c dry bread crumbs
1/4 c butter, melted
Cook macaroni according to package directions. Meanwhile, place cottage cheese in a food processor; cover and process until smooth. Set aside.
In a large saucepan, melt butter. Stir in the flour, salt, pepper, and garlic salt until smooth. Gradually add cream and milk. Bring to a boil, cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Drain macaroni, trasfer to a large bowl. Add the cheddar cheese, cottage cheese and white sauce, toss to coat. Transfer to a greased 13x9 baking dish. ( Dish will be full!!! very full!!) Combine bread crumbs and butter, sprinkle over the top.
Bake uncovered at 400 for 20-25 min or until bubbly.
I put mine on a sheet pan, and it was a good thing, it bubbled over with cheesy goodness!! I let it rest about 10 min before serving so that it thickend and it was fabulous. The roomy kept getting spoons to sample it lol. Perfect comfort food. I am not a cttage cheese fan, only use it in my Lasgna but, this will definitely be made again!!! Enjoy !!