Panko Macaroni & Cheese Casserole

Ever since I was preggers with Paxton, I have loved Mac & Cheese…

but it had to be THE BOXED KIND. 

9 months PG with Paxton

Oh good heavens, I am so ashamed to admit that to you. 

The fake cheese tasted so good! I ate a whole box for lunch.  Eeek!  {with a salad!!!!}

  I have been on the hunt for a homemade gooey, cheesy Mac & Cheese to replace my addiction ever since, and I haven’t found one that we like.

  Well, when I saw this recipe from The Sunflower Supper Club I knew I had to give it a go.  I mean, it had sour cream in it! How could I go wrong?  They don’t have one recipe on their site that we haven’t LOOOOVED.   This Mac and Cheese was no exception!

  Kim calls it Creamy One Pot Macaroni and Cheese, but since I used more than just a pot, I felt like I would be lying to you, so we have dubbed it a new name at our house based on my favorite part, the buttery Panko on top!  

Panko Macaroni & Cheese Casserole

from Kim at Sunflower Supper Club

Panko Mac & Cheese Casserole

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces, weight Pasta Shells
  • 1 Tablespoon Salt
  • 4 cups Cheese, We Did Two Sharp Cheddar And 2 Colby Jack
  • 16 ounces, weight Cottage Cheese
  • ½ cups Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 16 ounces, weight Sour Cream
  • 1 cup Panko Bread Crumbs
  • 3 Tablespoons Parsley Flakes
  • 3 Tablespoons Butter, Melted

Preheat oven to 350*F
Boil noodles and salt until al dente. Drain and set aside.
In a large bowl, mix cheese and sour cream. Add in still warm pasta and mix well. Salt and pepper to taste.
Transfer to a sprayed 9×13 baking dish.
Mix together bread crumbs, parsley flakes and butter. Sprinkle over shells and cheese.
Bake for 35 minutes, or until brown and bubbly.

Serve hot!

Tastes best first day.

  You all this recipe is SO rich, SO creamy and SO divine, it made my eyes roll up in my head when I took a taste.  Yup, it’s THAT GOOD!

Thanks Kim, for allowing me to share your yummy dish today!  Head on over to Sunflower Supper Club and check out more of their amazing food!

~T

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11 thoughts on “Panko Macaroni & Cheese Casserole

  1. Does the cottage cheese stay in curd form, or blend? My husband hates cottage cheese so if it was still visible I’d have trouble getting it past him. Don’t even ask about Lasagna, hates ricotta too 😦

      • Thanks! I love it & hate milk, he hates it & loves milk. I guess its the texture. I would rather have cottage cheese with peaches than ice cream tho so I might be the odd one!

  2. This looks delicious! Thank you, for taking the time to share it with all that’s going on in your family. We’re praying for y’all.
    Btw, has anyone ever told you, you look like Phoebe Cates???

  3. Oh my gosh, what a bee-you-ti-full pregnant momma you make! If you don’t mind me asking, what was Paxton’s birth weight?

    • Aww, thank ya! He was 10 pounds, 3 oz. 🙂 He was our fed by God, miracle baby, I was on bedrest 6 1/2 months due to a placenta attachment problem that can cause low oxygen and birth weight. God is good!

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