Hello Mac and Cheese! The ultimate comfort food is welcomed in my home anytime of year.
This month for the Secret Recipe Club I had Christie from Kitchen Hoor's Adventures. Christie, like me, has been in the kitchen since she was little. And did you know what? She is famous. She has been on Emeril Live! Pretty cool huh? I searched quite a bit from dinner recipes to desserts deciding what I wanted to make. There were so many good options.
At first I didn't think Mac and Cheese was in the running with it being summer and all. Steamy hot pasta just didn't seem right but I my mind kept going back to this recipe. It looks so good. Plus this stove top version required no oven time.
We had this dish on a Sunday night but let me tell you how fast it came together. Literally you start the pasta, grate the cheese and whip up the cottage cheese and cream cheese while the pasta is cooking and then once done you mix it all up. So super simple. I am going to be keeping it handy for the week nights when I have no energy to make dinner.
The gouda adds all the flavor while the cottage cheese and cream cheese add the creaminess you look for in a good Mac and Cheese. We loved it. Since it was just the two of us we had plenty of leftovers but it heated up nicely and made for a quick and easy lunch during the week.
Thanks Christie for sharing a great recipe! We will be making this again.
Grown Up Gouda Mac and Cheese
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Keywords: entree cheese pasta
Ingredients (serves 8)
- 16 ounces macaroni
- 2 cups Gouda, grated
- 1/2 cup fat free cottage cheese
- 2 ounces low fat cream cheese
- salt and pepper to taste
Cooking pasta according to package directions for al dente.
Combine the cottage cheese and cream cheese in the bowl of a food processor and mix until smooth and creamy.
When the pasta is done, drain and place back into the cooking pot.
Pour the cottage cheese mixture over the hot, cooked pasta and stir to combine.
Add the Gouda cheese and stir until melted.
Season with salt and pepper to taste.
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