Weeknight Comfort Food: Easy Mac and Cheese

by Alice Currah on April 29, 2009. Updated January 10, 2010


Here is a mac and cheese recipe that is easy, simple, and filling. It makes a wonderful main or side dish, perfect for a weeknight supper.

Easy One Pot Mac and Cheese

serves 2-4 people


  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup of cottage cheese (for less noticeable curds, place cottage cheese in the food processor or blender)
  • 8 oz of dried pasta
  • 8 oz of cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • pinch of salt, pepper, and paprika


In a medium pan cook pasta according to instructions to al dente, drain and set aside. Turn stove burner to medium heat and add heavy cream, cheese, sour cream, cottage cheese, salt, pepper, and paprika.

Stir continuously until you have a nice cheese sauce. Turn off heat and place pasta back in the pan. Mix the pasta and sauce until each pasta piece is fully coated. Garnish with a little bit of cheese and serve. Enjoy.


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{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

jenn April 30, 2009 at 1:55 am

Looks delish!! I love mac ‘n’ cheese. I liked that you used the bowtie pasta.


SuperChef April 30, 2009 at 10:27 pm

mac n cheese is like the epitome of comfort food!!! love it!


Julie Jams May 4, 2009 at 12:19 am

Oh my! That dish is a great weekend meal. Will have to try.


simona November 17, 2009 at 5:43 am

Excuse me if I interject. I’m Simona, I’m Italian but I like visiting gourmet blog from other countries. As you know Italy is the land of pasta, that’s why i found the articles interesting!
I would like to report an Italian site which I personally found lovely. You can find many local products , like pasta but also BIO PRODUCTS as cheese with related recipes and you can also buy these products. I love italian food! Excuse the interruption again!
Here’s the site in english language

Bye! simo


asian recipes August 24, 2011 at 8:57 am

Your beautiful photos really show off what a delicious dish this is! thanks for sharing this recipe ;)


american recipes August 24, 2011 at 7:14 pm

Simple and delicious. We made them last night and highly recommend these!


chocolate recipes August 24, 2011 at 7:24 pm

this looks brilliant!!! i want some of this right now please….:) thank you for sharing this.


best salad recipes August 24, 2011 at 7:50 pm

So wishing I had this for lunch today! Your pictures are gorgeous and the recipe looks fantastic!


Best Smoothie Recipes August 24, 2011 at 8:08 pm

That look DELICIOUS!! And it looks super easy too. thanks for sharing this. ;)


Fondant Cake Recipes August 24, 2011 at 8:13 pm

What a nice and easy recipe!! I saw your recipe and immediately went to try it since I had the ingredients.


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