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

  • Comments

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    B S babsalot4 - May 8, 2010
    Everyone loved this. It was great leftover. I left out the spice on top because of the kids. Other than that it is a keeper. Thank you
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    Leah Stacey CookingMaven - May 9, 2010
    I'm glad you liked it!
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    Robin DuPree robdupree - Jun 1, 2010
    I am going to try this recipe along with the peas, green fried tomatoes, and a posted meatloaf this weekend for my son....
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    Robin DuPree robdupree - Jun 6, 2010
    Hi! I just finished making this at 4:50am in the morning, and it is really great. I definitely will make this again, but I am going to go lighter on the salt and Creole seasoning next time. The flavor, and the ease of preparation, is spectacular.
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    Leah Stacey CookingMaven - Jun 7, 2010
    Robin I meant to say that i adjust the salt to how much creole seasoning I use because the seasoning has salt in it. Sorry! But I'm glad you like it!