Monday, July 28, 2014

Grown Up Gouda Mac and Cheese {SRC}

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

by Emily Morris
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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  1. This looks incredibly cheesy and delicious! I adore Gouda so I'm definitely going to make this! Thanks for the recipe!
    Renee - Kudos Kitchen

  2. i love Gouda cheese, but rarely use it in cooking, what's wrong with me? ;-)

    Nice choice for your assignment...

  3. Gouda in mac and cheese....I'm in heaven! This sounds amazing!! Excellent pick this month :)

  4. How simple! Great for summer with the stovetop version. Great SRC pick!

  5. Yup, this sounds pretty much amazing. Gouda is one of my fave cheeses!!

  6. I LOVE mac 'n cheese!! I can pretty much eat it anytime. I also love gouda cheese! Yum!! Thanks for sharing this recipe!

  7. That sounds wonderful!!! We grown ups need our own mac and cheese, don't we?

  8. I LOVE homemade mac n' cheese! This looks very tasty :)

  9. This looks incredible! I love gouda. (Pinning for later)

  10. Sounds delish! I would probably add some chicken, too. :)

  11. OH MY GOSH!!! Yum! I love homemade mac & cheese! I'll have to try this.

  12. oh yessss-a girl could TOTALLY get used to mac n cheese like this!

  13. Yum!! This mac n cheese looks so amazing, delicious and gooey!

    I had your blog for this month and I made your peach blueberry buckle and it was amazing!!

    Take Care!!

  14. I love a good mac n cheese and this version with gouda sounds delicious! I love how you've served them in little ramekins - great idea. Will definitely give this a go. Great SRC pick!

  15. this looks so delicious and cheesy! i too have my own grown up version.. you can never go wrong with a good mac and cheese.

  16. This is MY KINDA recipe and I LOVE Gouda too! A great SRC pick and such a tasty comforting meal.

  17. Looks like something my boys would chow down quickly! Thanks for sharing

  18. You had me at 'gouda', Emily! I love homemade mac and cheese. Nice job! Hopped over from Share the Blog Love <3

  19. Oh wow gouda mac and cheese! I am really curious about the ricotta and cream cheese, I bet it's crazy creamy.

  20. Yum! Mac and cheese is my ultimate kind of comfort food, and there could never be a time of year I wouldn't welcome it. The sauce for this though would certainly beat standing over a hot stove stirring a traditional sauce. Great choice.

  21. Creamy and cheesy? I'm in!!! Love your photos, Emily!

  22. This sounds incredibly amazingly yummy!!! I really need to try this mac and cheese!! Your photos are so pretty too

  23. That looks sooo tasty. I'm almost drooling.

  24. Oooh, I love me some Gouda! Great SRC pick :)

  25. Okay so this looks delish!! I love Gouda cheese so this might be my new go to mac and cheese recipe!!

  26. Oh my goodness. This looks so AMAZING! Definitely now on my list of things to make!

    xoxo Jess
    Foreign Room

  27. Mmmm..... that absolutely looks DIVINE!! Saving to try - I know I would LOVE that! Great SRC pick this month!

  28. Wow - it looks wonderful. Perfect for a cool fall evening !

  29. mmmm I'm a sucker for everything in this recipe!


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