Baked Mac and Cheese with Sour Cream and Cottage Cheese

Ingredients

  • 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
  • ¾ cup sour cream
  • ¾ cup cottage cheese
  • 1egg
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray a 9×13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.

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  • Step 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.

  • Step 3

    Reserve 1/2 cup shredded mild Cheddar cheese for later use

  • Step 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.

  • Step 5

    Bake in the preheated oven until cheese is melted and bubbling, 40 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes before serving.

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