New Old Fashioned Mac & Cheese, my favorite macaroni and cheese recipe. More flavor than the quick box stuff and worth the trouble.
New old-fashioned mac & cheese is so comforting.
Did you know that July 14 is National Mac & Cheese Day? Macaroni & Cheese has always been a comfort food in our family, even though many of us now know we are allergic to cheese. I sure wish I could eat it! It’s one of my “go to” recipes to take to friends when they need support.
This New Old-Fashioned Mac & Cheese, which is a Moosewood Restaurant recipe, contains three different cheeses, milk and that crowd-pleaser, pasta. Kids love it. Adults love it. This recipe is the best mac & cheese recipe you’re ever gonna find. Really. It’s that good. Everyone who eats it raves about it.
When our daughter Roni got married, Don made this delicious New Old-Fashioned Mac & Cheese (for 80 people!) to supplement the caterer’s food. He did a fabulous job, too. What a guy! Add a Green Bean Tomato Salad as a side dish to prevent you from eating too much of this amazing comfort food.
Tools Used for This Recipe
I used my food processor, knives, cheese grater, measuring cups and spoons, pans, and a baking dish. What would you use? I think this recipe originally came from the Moosewood New Classics Cookbook, one of my favorites!
New Classic Mac & Cheese Recipe
New Old-Fashioned Mac & Cheese
The best mac & cheese you're ever gonna eat.
- 1 & 1/2 cups 1% cottage cheese
- 1 & 1/2 cups 2% milk
- 2 cups grated extra-sharp Cheddar cheese
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 teaspoon dried mustard
- pinch of cayenne pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 small onion grated
- 1/2 pound elbow macaroni cooked
- 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/4 cup bread crumbs
- Preheat oven to 375F degrees.
- Spray a 9" baking dish with baking spray (Pam is a good one).
- In a blender or a food processor, grate the onion (fine).
- Add the cheeses, milk and spices and puree until smooth.
- In a large bowl, combine this pureed mixture with the macaroni.
- Pour into the greased baking dish.
- In a separate bowl, mix the remaining Parmesan cheese and the bread crumbs.
- Sprinkle bread crumb mixture over the top of the macaroni.
- Bake for 45 minutes or until the top is brown and the center is firm.
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Macaroni and Cheese Recipe Nutrition
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