Meatless Monday - McAllister Mac and Cheese

Let's face it. There are a million mac and cheese recipes out there, and still, our kids like the stuff from the box better. It drives me crazy, that they would prefer neon orange powdered product and little Spongebob shapes, but I can't complain about the convenience.
Our Meatless Monday pledge, though, has forced me to make dinners that are good and hearty enough for the whole family, all the while being healthy. And we know that as good as that neon orange stuff is, it probably isn't the most wholesome thing we can put in our mouths.

This has been my go-to mac and cheese recipe for a long time. We haven't eaten it in a while because of the baby being allergic to dairy, but for the rest of the gang, I'll be whipping this up soon. It's pretty easy, I must admit, and you can even prepare it in the morning and stick it in the refrigerator and bake it off just before dinner. It may not be open-box-add-mix convenient, but it's pretty close.

McAllister Mac and Cheese

8 oz. elbow macaroni, cooked
8 oz. shredded cheddar cheese
12 oz. cottage cheese
8 oz. sour cream
1/3 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
salt and pepper to taste

Assemble: Mix all ingredients in a large bowl. Pour into a 9x13 greased baking dish. Refrigerate until ready to bake.

Bake: Preheat oven to 350. Bake uncovered 30-35 minutes until heated through.


Yum... you want to get a little gourmet? Throw some gruyere cheese in there. Yeah baby.

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