Creamy Macaroni

June 3, 2016

Revised & updated 1/14/2021 - I developed this comfort food recipe in the late 1960's while I was still in high school. I always loved the combination of cottage cheese & sour cream and since I also loved macaroni, it was an obvious pairing in my mind. Once I tasted it, I was hooked. Over the years I've made a few changes to the recipe to make it a little healthier, like using whole grain macaroni or linguine, using Greek yogurt in place of sour cream. Sometimes I'll add other ingredients (see Tips & Suggestions) or serve it on a bed of organic baby kale or other greens. This recipe is totally customizable. Have fun with it & add things to it that you like & who knows... you may create a whole new recipe that your family will love!

Serves: 1

Ingredients

3/4 to 1 cup whole grain macaroni or other pasta of your choice

1/2 Tblsp butter

1/4 cup small curd cottage cheese

1/4 cup sour cream or plain Greek yogurt

Optional for serving: organic baby kale leaves or other greens

Salt & freshly ground black pepper to taste

Directions

1 Cook pasta al dente according to package directions.

2 Drain well & return to pot. Add butter, allow to melt & stir to coat.

3 Add cottage cheese & sour cream. Stir to coat. If adding other ingredients, stir them in now. Bring pot back to stove, heat on medium-low for just a minute to heat back up.

4 If using kale or other greens, add a handful to a plate.

5 Top with creamy macaroni, salt & pepper & serve. Or just serve plain without the bed of greens, top with a litlle salt & pepper, then serve.

6 Pictured: made with whole grain linguine.

Tips & Suggestions

1 Here are some ingredients that I'll stir in, either individually or a combination of all of them: 1 piece of chopped sundried tomato, 3 halved large black pitted olives, 1 to 2 canned or jarred artichoke hearts (not with vinegar) cut into large bite-sized pieces, 1/4 cup (packed) baby spinach leaves.

2 Another variation I really like is at step #3 leave off the cottage cheese & just use 1/3 to 1/2 cup of sour cream... add 1/4 tsp dried parsley, 1/8 tsp dried oregano & 1/8 tsp granulated garlic and continue on to step #4.










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Creamy Linguine is a comfort food recipe created in the late 1960's by Foodie Home Chef. Over the years I've made changes to make it a little healthier, like using whole grain pastas & Greek yogurt. This recipe is totally customizable, so have fun with it & add things that you like & who knows... you may create a whole new recipe that your family will love! Creamy Macaroni | Creamy Linguine | Pasta Recipes | Linguine Recipes | Macaroni Recipes | Comfort Food | #foodiehomechef @foodiehomechef



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Creamy Linguine is a comfort food recipe created in the late 1960's by Foodie Home Chef. Over the years I've made changes to make it a little healthier, like using whole grain pastas & Greek yogurt. This recipe is totally customizable, so have fun with it & add things that you like & who knows... you may create a whole new recipe that your family will love! Creamy Macaroni | Creamy Linguine | Pasta Recipes | Linguine Recipes | Macaroni Recipes | Comfort Food | #foodiehomechef @foodiehomechef



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Creamy Macaroni - I'll bet you've never tasted macaroni like this... it's super creamy & really delicious! You can use any kind of pasta you want like linguine, bow ties or whatever you desire. It's great for lunch or a light dinner, a real comfort food. --------- #MacaroniRecipes #Macaroni #Pasta #PastaRecipes #ItalianFood #ItalianRecipes #Food #Cooking #Recipes #Recipe #ComfortFood #FoodieHomeChef



Pin for later!
Creamy Macaroni - I'll bet you've never tasted macaroni like this... it's super creamy & really delicious! You can use any kind of pasta you want like linguine, bow ties or whatever you desire. It's great for lunch or a light dinner, a real comfort food. --------- #MacaroniRecipes #Macaroni #Pasta #PastaRecipes #ItalianFood #ItalianRecipes #Food #Cooking #Recipes #Recipe #ComfortFood #FoodieHomeChef





Creamy Macaroni - I'll bet you've never tasted macaroni like this... it's super creamy & really delicious! You can use any kind of pasta you want like linguine, bow ties or whatever you desire. It's great for lunch or a light dinner, a real comfort food. --------- #MacaroniRecipes #Macaroni #Pasta #PastaRecipes #ItalianFood #ItalianRecipes #Food #Cooking #Recipes #Recipe #ComfortFood #FoodieHomeChef

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2 thoughts on “Creamy Macaroni

  1. Wow, I have never heard of it being made with cottage cheese and sour cream, however, it sounds yummy! Thank you for linking up with our Foodie Friday linky!

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