JUSTIN'S FAVORITE MAC N CHEESE

MACARONI & CHEESE

A.K.A. JUSTIN’S FAVORITE MAC N CHEESE

Author: Susanne at dishwithme.com

Photography: Susanne at dishwithme.com

JUSTIN'S FAVORITE MAC N CHEESE

This wonderful recipe was given to me by a family friend decades ago and I’ve tweaked it and made it my own. This Macaroni & Cheese has been my son, Justin’s, very favorite his entire life.

Seriously, he has put away many, many casserole pans of this stuff. As a matter of fact, he once put away the entire pan in under 24 hours, maybe less than 12 hours. I kid you not.

Keep in mind this Macaroni & Cheese recipe is not your typical mac n cheese. This is more of a souffle. A souffle you are going to want to make over and over again. This is almost always served at holiday meals.

HELPFUL HINTS FOR MACARONI & CHEESE

Sometimes I change things up just a bit and use Queso Blanco Velveeta, instead of the regular. I actually prefer it with the Queso Blanco Velveeta because it has a smoother taste, to me.

Cook the macaroni first and set aside.

GROCERY LIST

  • Small elbow macaroni, shells, or ditalini. I prefer the ditalini.
  • Cottage cheese
  • Sour cream
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Velveeta – regular or queso blanco
  • Eggs

LINKS TO OTHER RECIPES

My macaroni & cheese recipe can be a great side dish for almost anything. Try it with the following.

GRILLED FLANK STEAK

GRILLED SANTA MARIA STYLE TRI-TIP

SUPER EASY CATALINA CHICKEN BREASTS

Try this CHEESECAKE WITH BROWN BUTTER COOKIE CRUST for dessert.

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LINKS TO PRODUCTS

You will need a 9 x 13 casserole pan for this recipe.

You will need a medium and large mixing bowl. I use these glass bowls often.

A wooden spoon or silicone spatula will be needed.

JUSTIN'S FAVORITE MAC N CHEESE

MACARONI & CHEESE

5 from 8 votes
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Course: Casserole, Dip, Holiday, Lunch, Miscellaneous
Cuisine: American
Keyword: MAC N CHEESE, MACARONI & CHEESE
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Author: Susanne

Equipment

  • 9 x 13 casserole pan

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces Small elbow, shell macaroni, or ditalini cooked per package instructions, drain and set aside
  • 16 ounces Cottage cheese
  • 16 ounces Sour cream
  • 16 ounces Cheddar cheese, or a blend shredded
  • 8 ounces Velveeta cut into small cubes
  • 8 Eggs beaten
  • 1 pinch nutmeg

Instructions

  • Pre-heat oven to 350℉.
  • Cook macaroni per package instructions, drain and set aside.
  • Spray a 9 x 13 casserole pan with a neutral flavor non-stick spray, or coat with butter.
  • In a medium bowl, beat the eggs. Mix in the pinch of nutmeg. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine the cottage cheese, sour cream, eggs, cheese and Velveeta.
  • Fold in the macaroni.
  • Pour the mixture into the casserole pan. Cover with foil and bake in pre-heated oven for 30 minutes.
  • Remove foil and bake another 15 minutes. Should be lightly browned.
  • Let sit for 15 minutes.

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