Does Parsley Make It Elegant? Macaroni Cheese Deluxe

Here’s another gem from the 1968 BHG Casserole Cookbook: Macaroni Cheese Deluxe. The caption on that photo reads: “Macaroni Cheese Deluxe is sophisticated enough for a special family affair or company elegance. The tangy sour cream makes this classic casserole saucy.”

Saucy. Elegant. I’m sure.

1 7-oz. package elbow macaroni

2 cups small curd cream-style cottage cheese

1 cup dairy sour cream

1 slightly beaten egg

3/4 tsp. salt

Dash pepper

8 oz. sharp process American cheese, shredded (2 cups)


Cook macaroni according to package directions; drain well. Combine cottage cheese, sour cream, egg, salt, and pepper. Add shredded cheese, mixing well; stir in cooked macaroni. Turn into a greased 9x9x2 inch baking dish. Sprinkle with paprika. Bake in moderate oven (350F) for 45 minutes. Serves 6 to 8.

I’m not sure what makes this deluxe. Maybe it is the parsley stuck in the middle.

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2 Responses to Does Parsley Make It Elegant? Macaroni Cheese Deluxe

  1. Patti Taylor says:

    Hmmm I am thinking that the sprinkling of the paprika was what made it deluxe, it was only put on special occasion dishes, ha ha. Seriously though, I was at a function in Germany and was served this dish with the exception that she used more flavorful cheese and lots of it. I really liked it.

  2. Kimberly Brown-Azzarello says:

    In the house I grew up in, it would have been considered “deluxe” because it didn’t start from a blue Kraft box! And, this one’s in a casserole dish – not a pot!

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