Three Cheese Macaroni and Cheese

Three Cheese Macaroni and Cheese
Cottage cheese lends a tanginess to the cheddar cheese sauce in this rendition of the well-loved side dish casserole. A Parmesan and crumb topping further enhances the cheesiness.
Makes 6
Prep 15 m
Bake 25 - 30 m
Stand 10 m
Cook 5 m



  1. 1 of 6 Heat oven to 350 F. Coat a 2-1/2- or 3-quart baking dish or six 10- to 12-ounce ramekins with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. 2 of 6 Cook pasta following package directions. Drain and return to the pot.
  3. 3 of 6 While the pasta cooks, combine milk and flour in a medium-size saucepan and whisk until smooth. Cook over medium heat, whisking constantly, until mixture comes to a boil and thickens slightly. Remove from heat and add cheddar cheese, whisking until smooth. Whisk in cottage cheese, dry mustard, cayenne and salt.
  4. 4 of 6 Stir cheese sauce into pasta. Gently fold in spinach in two additions.
  5. 5 of 6 Spoon mixture into the prepared baking dish. Stir together breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese. Sprinkle on top.
  6. 6 of 6 Bake at 350 F for 25 to 30 minutes for large dish, 20 minutes for ramekins or until heated through. Remove from oven; let stand for 10 minutes before serving.
Nutrition Information for Three Cheese Macaroni and Cheese
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Per Serving: 24 g pro., 379 kcal cal., 577 mg sodium, 4 g sat. fat, 24 mg chol., 8 g Fat, total, 53 g carb., 3 g fiber