• 1/2 of lg pkg of uncooked penne pasta
  • 2 cups ham, cubed
  • 2 cups cottage cheese
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 3/4 cup very old cheddar (also called extra old cheddar)
  • 3/4 cup old cheddar
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/8 cup parmesan cheese
  • 2 tsp parsley
  • salt to taste
  • crushed crackers to cover top (or bread crumbs mixed with butter)


  1. boil your noodles al dente and drain
  2. place the noodles into a 9×13 casserole dish
  3. in saucepan, melt butter and when liquified add flour and let cook, stirring to cook flour in better about 1 minute
  4. add 1/2 of milk and whisk till no lumps, then add the sour cream, yogurt, and milk alternately ensuring it’s smooth and well combined before adding next ingredients
  5. add the cheese to the saucepan and blend well and let it melt, then add salt to taste
  6. pour the sauce and ham into the casserole dish and mix with noodles
  7. in a bowl or measuring cup, mix the cottage cheese, parsley and parmesan cheese then add it to the casserole dish
  8. mix everything in the dish, then top with crackers or bread crumbs
  9. bake at 350F for about 1/2 hour or until top becomes golden

recipe by: r2bcluvs2cook