Thursday, October 2, 2008

K & W mac and cheese

I'm not sure how my grandmother got the recipe from K & W, but this is probably the easiest and yummiest mac and cheese ever. I used to make it for my brother and his friends in college and they loved it when I added diced ham to it and would eat it as a complete meal :)

Ingredients:
8 oz macaroni, uncooked
2 cups cottage cheese
1 cup sour cream
1 large egg, slightly beaten
3 cups cheddar cheese, grated
1 tsp. Salt

Directions: Cook macaroni according to package; drain. Mix all ingredients, reserving ¾ cup cheddar cheese to sprinkle on top. Bake in buttered baking dish until bubbly on top; approx. 35 minutes at 350

15 comments:

noahandlylasmommi said...

sounds great. cant wait to try it :)

Josh and Kristi said...

loved it. it tasted just like k&w. thanks for posting it!

Cason's Mommy said...

I have made this dish once before and it was a biggggg hit!! :) We enjoyed it thoroughly, and I'm making another batch to take to my in-laws for dinner this evening!! Thanks for sharing your recipe.. best on the internet by far!

King J's Queen said...

I'm a huge fan of mac and cheese! It's the ultimate comfort food. I'll try this recipe on my family one evening.

Us Simple Girls said...

I NEEDED a mac and cheese recipe to make my first ever entire T'giving hosted by us... I bet the kids will love you after I use this recipe!!

Thanks for sharing!

Lori said...

This is totally K&W mac and cheese.. love it.

Anonymous said...

My name is Nate and I want to thank you for this recipe. Every time I have gone to K&W for the last 30 years I have eaten the mac and cheese. I will leave the restaurant if they don't have it, that's how much I love it. I am trying your recipe tommorow, and will thank you again if it really is the right recipe. Thank you

Anonymous said...

I liked it, however I thought it had a little too much sour cream. When I make it next, I'd tweak it a little and not put AS MUCH sour cream. Other than that, no complaints!

Laura said...

An excellent recipe! I added gouda cheese to add to the flavor. Even my 2 teenage nephews loved it and took some home for later.

Samantha Faust said...

I moved to an area without k&w... Actually come to think of it there are no cafeterias around. I already tried this recipe and it is fantastic! Tastes just like theirs! Thank you!!

NC Cheryl said...

Just tried this recipe last night - thank you SOOOO much! The mac & cheese took me right back to the 70s - dining at K&W at North Hills Mall in Raleigh with my family. Great memories and a great recipe - thank you again for sharing!

Wendy said...

The absolute best!!! I added half a block of cream cheese & blended the cottage cheese, cream cheese, sour cream & egg in the blender to smooth out the cottage cheese & it was absolutely amazing!! Thank you for this recipe!!

Anonymous said...

This is the real, authentic mac & cheese from K&W. My daughter-in-law has always been crazy about this dish, but now lives away from the real K&W. Now I can make it for her any time. Awesome!

Anonymous said...

I have been looking for a great soul food-style baked macaroni and cheese recipe. This is the fifth one I've tried. It's the winner!!! It tasted soooo good! I used low-fat cottage cheese, low-fat sour cream, and reduced fat grated sharp cheddar cheese. I added some pepper and a sprinkle of soul food seasoning to the mixture. I also sprayed the baking dish with butter cooking spray rather than butter. I'm glad that I could cut the calories and fat as much as possible and yet it still tasted great! Thanks for posting it!

Cathy said...

My family (and my work family) LOVE this recipe. It is easy to 1/2 when you you need a smaller batch. Can you cook it in a crock pot? If yes - do you make any adjustments to the ingredients? And for how long and what temp (low at 4 hours I am guessing)?