Hight Protein Mac and Cheese

TOP Reader review

"This is EXACTLY what I needed to sneak in more protein to my lunch. It's also so creamy, love it!" -Jared

• Pasta of choice • Cottage cheese • Milk of choice • Shredded cheese • Butter • Cornstarch • Spices • Salt and black pepper

ingredients You'll need:

Cook pasta according to packaging instructions, until al dente. Drain and add to a bowl. Add a drizzle of olive oil and stir the pasta to prevent it from sticking. Set aside.

step 1

To a high-speed blender or a food processor, add milk, cottage cheese, cornstarch, spices, and salt. Blend on high for 30 seconds or until completely smooth

step 2

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Pour into a large pot and cook over medium heat until it thickens, stirring frequently. Add the cooked pasta, the butter and black pepper to the sauce. Stir and cook over low heat for 1-2 minutes.

step 3

Then, stir the shredded cheese and cook for 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until the cheese fully melts. 

step 4

Remove from the heat and adjust the seasoning if needed, adding more salt or black pepper to taste. Serve right away while it's warm and cheesy!

step 5

Let leftovers cool to room temperature. Then, transfer them to an airtight container and cover them with a lid. Save in the fridge for 4-5 days.


If you want to add a crunchy topping without making a mac and cheese casserole, you can sprinkle toasted breadcrumbs before serving.