Leah Stacey Recipe

Creole Mac & Cheese

By Leah Stacey CookingMaven

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Leah's Story

I love mac and cheese! This is my most favorite recipe. I love the spice in this dish. It's sooo easy to make too!

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
Way to spice up a traditional favorite! This recipe is so smooth and creamy, and I love how well the cottage cheese blends right in to give it an even lovelier texture. (So don't shy away from trying it!) We went light on the spices, but season as you see fit! This is A+ mac & cheese.


1 1/2 c
elbow macaroni
2 c
cottage cheese, lowfat
8 oz
sour cream, lite
egg, beaten
1/4 tsp
dash of pepper
3 c
grated sharp cheddar (divided)
1 1/2 Tbsp
tony chachere's creole seasoning (divided)

Directions Step-By-Step

Cook Macaroni noodles according to package directions. Drain rinse and set aside.
Combine next six ingredients. Except divide 1 cup of the cheddar cheese and set aside. Combine the other 2 cups with the mixture. Also set aside about 1/2 a TBL Spoon of the 1 1/2 TBL spoon of creole seasoning to sprinkle on top.
Add macaroni to cheese mixture and stir well. Spoon into lightly greased 9x13 casserole dish. Sprinkle with remaining Cheese and creole seasoning.
If you don't like creole seasoning you can always add paprika instead. Just adjust the amount to taste.
Bake uncovered at 350 for 35 to 45 minutes

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta, Pasta Sides
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Cajun/Creole
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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Dawn King FluffyMae
Aug 1, 2014
OK...wish me luck. At my kids request, I am making a 4x batch for a Bash this weekend. Gulp! I am going to skip the oven and use a large electric roaster. I cross referenced a bunch of roster recipes for large batch mac n' cheese. Almost all of them say 350 degrees for 1 hour, then set to warm.

Any advice??? Anyone help cook large batches for churches or outreach programs??? I'm welcome to any tips or tricks! Thank you.
Dawn King FluffyMae
Jun 25, 2014
I made a 2x batch for the kids Grad party on Sunday. Guess what? I had to throw ANOTHER 2x batch together in the middle of the event! It was that popular! Many people asked for the recipe.

I've made this several times in the past few months. Here is my little twist. I always make a 2x batch but was afraid to double the Tony C's seasoning. I'm not a huge salt fan. I use the full 1.5 TBS but then I add 1/2 tsp garlic powder, 1 tsp smoked paprika, 1 tsp chili powder, 1 tsp onion powder and 1/2(+)tsp cayenne powder. That way the dish gets a big pop of flavor but not salt overload.
whit ferguson whitferg
Mar 13, 2014
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
Leah Stacey CookingMaven
Mar 11, 2014
Suziann I'm glad y'all enjoyed it.
Suziann Totty Suziann
Mar 10, 2014
Yummy! Only used the 1 Tbs. of the Creole seasoning cause husband not much into spicy, and he loved it! Said he wants it again.