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


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

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About BBQ Mac and Cheese

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

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