Dez-Cadent Mac & Cheese

Dez from KS95 and her daughter, Dusty, are big fans of Old Home products.  She uses nothing else in her recipe for what we call Dez-cadent Mac & Cheese.


 8 oz elbow or cavatappi pasta
2 cups whipping cream
½ cup (1 stick) butter
4 oz cream cheese
8 oz Old Home sour cream
8 oz Old Home small-curd cottage cheese
16 oz sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded
16  oz. other cheese (use anything in the fridge)
1 tsp salt
½ tsp pepper
30 butter crackers Or breadcrumbs (if you like a topping)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 

In a stockpot, cook pasta in 1 gallon boiling salted water 5 minutes; drain and rinse under cold water.

In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine whipping cream, butter and cream cheese.

Cook, stirring constantly, until smooth.

Remove from heat. 

In a large bowl, stir together pasta, cream mixture, sour cream, cottage cheese, 3 3/4 cups Most the cheese, salt and pepper.

In a food processor, pulse crackers and remaining cheese

Turn pasta mixture into a greased 13×9-inch baking dish; top with crumb mixture. 

Bake 30 to 45 minutes or until bubbly. Serve hot.

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