Farmhouse Favorite: Decadent Mac & Cheese

Prep time
10 min
Cook time
50 min

This rich, creamy and incredibly easy-to-make meal is so decadent and delicious, you’ll never look at another mac & cheese the same way again!

How To:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish with butter.
  2. Grate both of the cheeses, set aside ½ cup of each for the topping, and combine the rest.
  3. In a stockpot, bring 1 gallon of water to a boil and season generously with salt. Add the pasta and cook for 5 minutes, or until al dente. Drain the pasta and toss with about 1 teaspoon of butter to prevent sticking.
  4. Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine the heavy whipping cream, butter, and cream cheese. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the butter and cream cheese are melted and smooth, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from heat.
  5. In a large mixing bowl, stir together the cooked pasta, cream mixture, sour cream, cottage cheese, salt, and black pepper. Stir in the combined grated cheeses. Transfer the mixture to the baking dish and spread evenly.
  6. In a food processor, pulse the crackers and reserved grated cheeses until a coarse crumb forms. Sprinkle the mixture evenly over the mac and cheese.
  7. Bake the mac and cheese for 35 to 40 minutes, or until the edges are bubbly and the topping is golden brown. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool for 5 minutes. Serve hot.

Made with love + simple ingredients