BBQ Mac and Cheese
1 cup cottage cheese
½ cup Parmesan cheese
½ cup ketchup
1 tsp. brown sugar
½ cup Italian parsley
1¼ cup milk
3 cloves garlic
1 onion – diced
¾ tsp. ground cumin
½ tsp. salt
½ tsp. black pepper
2-3 tbs. butter
1 cup cheddar cheese shredded or your favorite
¼ cup Italian style breadcrumbs or homemade breadcrumbs
1 lb. of your favorite macaroni
Prepare the macaroni as directed.
Combine in a food processor the cottage cheese, milk, Parmesan cheese, ketchup, brown sugar, jalapeño, garlic, parsley and seasonings.
Heat a frying pan with butter and sauté the onions until softened and transparent.
Heat another frying pan with a pat of butter; add the bread crumbs; toss and brown a bit.
Preheat Oven 325 degrees:
Butter a baking dish. Add the macaroni, the mixture from the food processor, the shredded cheese, the onions and toss.
Top with the bread crumbs a few pats of butter and grated Parmesan cheese and a little shredded cheese.
Bake 25 – 30 minutes; until slightly golden.