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Macaroni and Cheese Bake!!!



Ingredients:

8 oz. Munster cheese – grated
16 oz. cottage cheese
4 oz. milk
Zest of 1 lemon
Handful of fresh chives
Handful of fresh cilantro
½ red onion – sliced
3 cloves garlic – chopped
Dash of ground nutmeg
Dash of black pepper
1 cup Italian style bread crumbs
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 lb. of your favorite macaroni
Drizzle of Olive oil
Butter

Preheat Oven 325 degrees:

In a food processor combine the cottage cheese, grated Munster cheese, chives, cilantro and milk and process until smooth.  Add the lemon zest, salt and pepper to taste and a dash of ground nutmeg to the mixture.

Heat a frying pan with a drizzle of olive oil.  Add the onion and garlic and sauté until the onion is soft.  Add the bread crumbs and lemon juice and sauté for another minute or two.

Prepare the macaroni as directed and drain.

Prepare a baking dish with a rub of butter and olive oil.

Place the macaroni in the baking dish add the mixture from the food processor; toss and top with the sautéed bread crumbs.

Bake 20-25 minutes.

This is a perfect side dish.

With Love,

Catherine
xo
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23 comments:

  1. I am always on the lookout for Munster cheese; it is Special... and I found some; this recipe will be perfect.
    Rita

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  2. I just love mac and cheese I mean who doesn't? but I honestly think that the best way of eating it is when you bake it, it looks delicious!

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  3. Looks great! Very inviting dish. Ciao

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  4. Hands down, my favorite food. And I love it even more with Wagon Wheels!

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  5. i LVOE macaroni and cheese bakes,and amalways on the lookout for a new one! Looks divine, anne

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  6. Mmmmm...I love the idea of using Muenster cheese...one of my favorites! This looks like one delicious baked pasta...thanks for sharing, Catherine! xo

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  7. I know you live in New York and I live in California, but I'm coming over for dinner.

    Have a terrific day. :)

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  8. Looks like a tasty plate of macaronis! I like it!

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  9. Pasta with all those cheeses? Heaven to me. Love that you have the baking component - it really adds flavor and texture.

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  10. I can't ask for more!Love your dish!Blessings,dear!

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  11. Szeretek itt nézelődni,jó lehet asztal vendégnek lenni!!!Annyi a finomság!

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  12. look delicious Catherine:)) blrssings!

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  13. Mac and Cheese is one dish I never get tired of, will have to try this variation.

    Have a lovely week!

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  14. Mmm I LOVE mac and cheese and you've really dolled this version up!

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  15. I just made my first casserole using cottage cheese, I never thought to use it in something hot before, it was so good. This looks awesome!

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  16. I could do this one too.

    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com

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  17. oh boy wagon wheels always brings me back to my childhood wonderful memories looks awesome!

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  18. You always make the best pasta dishes!!

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  19. I have never made macaroni with Munster and ricotta. I'm intrigued now!

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  20. Mac and cheese...an ultimate comfort food!

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  21. Mouth-watering! Thanks for the recipe, I'm gonna have this tomorrow

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  22. MMMmmm....mac and cheese...one of my favourites. I love it with a little ham chilli and fennel added!!!!

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