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bbq mac and cheese

a recipe by
Catherine Cappiello Pappas
Amityville, NY

“Tis” the season for lots of Mac and Cheese recipes for indoor and outdoor picnics!

serves 4
prep time 5 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For bbq mac and cheese

  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • 1 tsp. brown sugar
  • ½ jalapeño
  • ½ cup italian parsley
  • 1¼ cup milk
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 onion – diced
  • ¾ tsp. ground cumin
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. black pepper
  • 2-3 tbs. butter
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded or your favorite
  • ¼ cup italian style breadcrumbs or homemade breadcrumbs
  • 1 lb. of your favorite macaroni

How To Make bbq mac and cheese

  • 1
    Prepare the macaroni as directed. Combine in a food processor the cottage cheese, milk, Parmesan cheese, ketchup, brown sugar, jalapeño, garlic, parsley and seasonings. Heat a frying pan with butter and sauté the onions until softened and transparent. Heat another frying pan with a pat of butter; add the bread crumbs; toss and brown a bit. Preheat Oven 325 degrees: Butter a baking dish. Add the macaroni, the mixture from the food processor, the shredded cheese, the onions and toss. Top with the bread crumbs a few pats of butter and grated Parmesan cheese and a little shredded cheese. Bake 25 – 30 minutes; until slightly golden.