Macaroni and Cheese

Serve with Chili Burgers and Corn Relish.

Author:Inspired by Moosewood Restaurant Low-Fat Favorites, pg.203
Prep time: 00:20
Cook time: 00:45
Category:Main Courses


1 1/2 cups cottage cheese, (1%)
1 1/2 cups buttermilk, (or milk)
1 tbsp. mustard
pinch cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper, ground
1/4 cups onions, grated
1 cups cheddar cheese, grated (sharp)
1/2 lb. macaroni, uncooked
2 tbsp. Parmesan cheese, grated
1/4 cups bread crumbs


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 °F (180 °C). Prepare a 9 or 10" square baking pan with a light coating of cooking spray or oil.
  2. In a blender, combine the cottage cheese, skim milk or buttermilk, mustard, cayenne, nutmeg, salt, and pepper and purée until smooth.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the puréed mixture with the onions, cheddar cheese, and uncooked macaroni. Stir well. Pour the macaroni and cheese mixture into the baking pan. Combine the grated parmesan cheese and the bread crumbs and sprinkle over the top.
  4. Bake until the topping is browned and the center is firm, about 45 minutes,


Nutrition Facts

4 per recipe

Serving size 1 serving

Amount per serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 8g40%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol 38mg13%
Sodium 1008mg42%
Total Carbohydrate 56g19%
Dietary Fiber 2g8%
Total Sugars
Includes Added Sugars
Protein 31g

The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrition in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.