Awesome Mac N Cheese (Gluten Free or Regular)

This Mac N cheese is FABULOUS.  It is not your classic mac and cheese exactly, but you really should try it.  I found the original recipe on and altered it a bit. I first made it gluten free using Tinkyada Pasta Joy brown rice macaroni noodles and homemade GF breadcrumbs by crumbling up some of my GF biscuits and letting them dry out a bit. My whole family ate it and didn’t know it was GF. That’s always a great accomplishment in my opinion.

Of course, just use regular pasta and breadcrumbs  if you don’t need GF for your family.

Also, if you don’t like a crunchy breadcrumb topping on yours, just add 1/2 cup of shredded sharp cheddar cheese to the top instead. You won’t be disappointed.


1 (8 ounce) package elbow macaroni

1 (8 ounce) package shredded sharp Cheddar cheese

1 (12 ounce) container small curd cottage cheese (i used 2%)

1/2 cup milk

1 (8 ounce) container sour cream (i used light)

1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

salt and pepper to taste

1 cup dry bread crumbs

1/4 cup butter, melted

Cook the pasta according to the package instructions, making sure not to overcook. Drain.

In 9×13 inch baking dish, stir together macaroni, shredded Cheddar cheese, cottage cheese, sour cream, milk, Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper. In a small bowl, mix together bread crumbs and melted butter. Sprinkle topping over macaroni mixture.
Bake at 350 for about 30 minutes until breadcrumbs are golden brown.  Serve and enjoy!


One response to “Awesome Mac N Cheese (Gluten Free or Regular)

  1. I made this for a gluten free luncheon and everyone loved it. Cannot even tell it is gluten free!

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