2 cups of dry elbow pasta
2 cups of milk
1 cup of cottage cheese
1 chipotle chile in adobo
1 teaspoon mustard powder
1 clove of garlic, roughly chopped
Pinch of cumin
Salt and black pepper to taste
3 cups of shredded cheese, a mix of cheddar and Monterey Jack
1/4 cup of crumbled cotija cheese (optional)
4 pieces of cooked bacon, chopped
1 tablespoon of butter
Heat the oven to 375 degrees.
Grease a 9-inch cast-iron skillet or a 9-inch square or round baking pan with the butter. Add the dry pasta.
a blender, mix together the milk, cottage cheese, chipotle chile,
mustard powder, garlic, cumin, salt and black pepper until it’s smooth.
Pour mixture over dry pasta and stir until sauce is evenly distributed.
Stir in two cups of the shredded cheese, cover the pan with foil and bake for 30 minutes.
30 minutes, remove the foil and stir the macaroni and cheese a couple
of times. Top with the remaining 1 cup of shredded cheese and chopped
bacon and cook for another 25 minutes uncovered or until brown and
Remove from oven, sprinkle with cotija and serve.
bacon recipe source: Lisa, Homesick Texan, February 24, 2010