BBQ Mac and Cheese

Catherine Cappiello Pappas


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

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5 Min
30 Min


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


  • 1Prepare 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.

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About BBQ Mac and Cheese

Course/Dish: Pasta
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy