Amazing Mac and Cheese

I consider myself a mac and cheese connoisseur.  There’s no two-ways about it, two of my very favorite things to eat…carbs and cheese.  Of course there are other food groups that I like, but I always come back to carbs and cheese.  If you think about it, carbs and cheese can go with anything!  Hence the reason I happen to enjoy mac and cheese.  I normally make it with a bechemel sauce and cooked elbow noodles, and then depending on how much time I have, I either bake it with breadcrumbs on top or devour instantaneously.

Anyways, the other day, I was browsing on Pinterest, and saw this recipe for mac and cheese that included Velveeta and cottage cheese.  And the caption was “seriously the best mac and cheese ever.”  With a challenge like that, I knew I had to try.  And let me tell you, I didn’t tell KB and the kids how I made it until they had all joined the Clean Plate Club multiple times that night.  Sounds weird, I know, but here is the link to the original recipe: http://www.justaspoonfulof.com/2012/01/homemade-macaroni-and-cheese.html

So I started by cooking my noodles.

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Then melted some butter.

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Added flour.

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Added milk.

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Added salt, sugar and Velveeta cheese.

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Then added sour cream and cottage cheese.

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In a large bowl, layered cooked noodles and shredded cheddar and swiss cheese.  Pour the Velveeta sauce over the bowl.  Mixed until combined.

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Make sure it’s a big bowl.  Try not to eat it like this.

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Pour into a baking dish.

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Top with crushed Ritz crackers.  The original recipe says to drizzle with more melted butter, but I omitted that step (I would say because it’s healthier, but honestly, I forgot because I wanted to get it in the oven quickly).

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Bake, serve and enjoy!

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Like I said, you can find the exact recipe here: http://www.justaspoonfulof.com/2012/01/homemade-macaroni-and-cheese.html

Trust me, it’s delicious!

xoxo,

Caroline