Cottage Cheese Mac & Cheese

This mac and cheese recipe utilizes cottage cheese to make a high protein dish. It’s perfect to use as a side along with dinner!

Yields 9 servings


  • 2 1/4 cups whole wheat elbow macaroni (or GF alternative)
  • 1 cup lowfat cottage cheese
  • 2 ¼ cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 1/4 cups milk


  1. Heat the oven to 375 degrees F and spray a 9 inch baking dish with cooking spray
  2. Blend together the cottage cheese and milk.
  3. Set aside 1/4 cup of shredded cheese and mix in the rest with the cottage cheese and milk.
  4. Mix the pasta with the blended mixture in a separate bowl and then pour into the dish. Season with salt and pepper, cover in foil, and bake for 30 minutes.
  5. Uncover the pan and mix again. Add the ¼ cup cheese on top and continue baking for 30 more minutes without the foil.

Calories: 202 Total Fat: 6.5g Saturated Fat: 3.4g Cholesterol: 17mg Sodium: 260mg Total Carbohydrates: 23g Dietary Fiber: 2.4g Total Sugars: 3.8g Protein: 13.6g Vitamin D: 1mcg Calcium: 246mg Iron: 0mg Potassium: 92.2mg

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