Sometimes, all you want is a bowl of creamy, uncluttered macaroni and cheese. And with this New York Times recipe, that’s exactly what you get. No roux making, no stovetop prep, just the whizz of a blender and some time in the oven are all it takes for classic comfort food.
In a blender, purée cottage cheese, milk, mustard, cayenne, nutmeg, salt and pepper together. Reserve ¼ cup grated cheese for topping. In a large bowl, combine remaining grated cheese, milk mixture and uncooked pasta. Pour into prepared pan, cover tightly with foil and bake 30 minutes.
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