HOW TO MAKE CREAMY BAKED MACARONI AND CHEESE?
1⁄2 lb macaroni (preferably bowtie)
4 tablespoons of butter
4 tablespoons of flour
2 cups of milk
1 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of sugar
white pepper; if desired
8 ounces of cubed Velveeta cheese
8 ounces of sour cream
8 ounces small curd cottage cheese
2 cups of grated sharp cheddar cheese
Cook and drain macaroni slightly al dente and place in greased 2 qt casserole dish.
Melt butter over medium heat then add flour for a light roux.
Gradually add the milk and stir constantly, cooking until thickened.
Next add pepper, salt, and sugar, mixing thoroughly.
Now add Velveeta cubes and stir until melted.
Then please add sour cream and cottage cheese, stirring until well combined.
Once done, pour over macaroni and mix well. indeed, it will look “cheesy” but will soak into the macaroni during cooking.
Make sure to spread cheddar cheese over the top.
Sprinkle with paprika.
Finally, bake at 350 for about 45 to 50 minutes.