Monday, January 26, 2015

Mac and Cheese, Creamy No-Boil

This is from Plain Chicken. I have made it before and it was quite tasty! I like to add some bacon and some bell peppers and all and have a SW Mac and Cheese sometimes. Yum!


Creamy No-Boil Macaroni and Cheese
adapted from NYT.com

Ingredients:
2 T Butter
1 cup cottage cheese (not low fat)
2 cups milk (not skim)
1 tsp dijon mustard
Pinch cayenne
Pinch freshly grated nutmeg
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 pound sharp or extra-sharp cheddar cheese, grated
1/2 pound elbow pasta, uncooked

Directions:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly spray a 9-inch pan with cooking spray. Set aside.

In a food processor or blender, purée cottage cheese, milk, mustard, cayenne, nutmeg and salt and pepper together.
Reserve 1/4 cup grated cheese for topping.
In a large bowl, combine remaining grated cheese, milk mixture and uncooked pasta.
Pour into prepared pan, cover tightly with foil and bake 30 minutes.
Uncover pan, stir gently, sprinkle with reserved cheese.
Bake, uncovered, 30 minutes more, until browned.
Let cool at least 15 minutes before serving.

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