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Macaroni and Cheese for Two Recipe

Macaroni and Cheese for Two Recipe

THIS IS one of those dishes that our family calls "a Mama recipe". My mother rarely consulted a cookbook, so when asked for a recipe, she could only estimate. I've worked out the ingredients to make it for two, but it can easily by doubled. It's simply a good, wholesome dish most folks seem to enjoy. —Betty Allen East Point, Georgia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 30 min. YIELD:2 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups cooked elbow macaroni
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon butter


  • 1. In a medium bowl, combine macaroni, cheese, milk, egg and salt; mix well. Pour into a greased 1-qt. shallow baking dish; dot with butter. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional Facts

2 cup: 447 calories, 27g fat (18g saturated fat), 190mg cholesterol, 1050mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 21g protein .

Reviews for Macaroni and Cheese for Two

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amsm 238484
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2015

"This was very good. I enjoyed it. My husband and kids are picky so they didn't try it. I thought the flavor was very rich and cheesy. I did think it was a little on the salty side. If I make this again I will cut the salt in half."

CooklingRockstar 232383
Reviewed Sep. 6, 2015

"This was easy and delicious. Added diced onions to mix, more cheese than called for and bread crumbs on top - definitely making again! YUM!!"

THeadvocate317 220850
Reviewed Feb. 18, 2015

"it was good"

RtheG 17816
Reviewed Sep. 12, 2014

"I love this recipe! Easy to make, quick for a night when I don't have anything else prepared. I like to add extra cheese and a breadcrumb topping made with more cheese and some parmesan mixed in. Delicious!"

mrs._white 17813
Reviewed Mar. 10, 2014

"Skipped the egg and added some mild cheddar in with the sharp. Very good mac & cheese recipe!!"

s_pants 17077
Reviewed Nov. 16, 2013

"Very good, very rich! I only used 1/2 tablespoon of butter and it was more than enough."

Peapod0114 42958
Reviewed Jun. 26, 2013

"This was a yummy dish and very easy to make! I have a five year old and she loves her macaroni. I loved that it was basic and you have the ability to really add anything to it to create something new or jazz it up if you are in the mood! Fantastic job!"

jaylyn12 17288
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2013

"So Easy and so good!"

erica03ann 17286
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2012

"I love this recipe! I usually double it so we can have leftovers. I omit the butter because it seems to make it too greasy and really doesn't add any flavor. I also usually add panko breadcrumbs before baking. This is my new go-to mac and cheese recipe. It is super quick and easy and tastes amazing!"

erica03ann 18131
Reviewed Aug. 9, 2011

"I thought this was great! I doubled it, used corkscrew pasta, and added breadcrumbs to the top. I would omit the butter next time though, as it made it a bit greasy. Other than that, super quick and easy and definitely a winner!"

pberich 12583
Reviewed Apr. 26, 2011

"Simple, short and to the point. But with 27 g of fat, it is a heart attack waiting to happen! I like cheese but I also want to live a long and healthy life. I cut cheese in half and use Egg-Beaters. It is still cheesey just not at creamy and tastes just as great!"

mjfan 44835
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2011

"I would definitely not make again. Not creamy; infact, it appeared curdled."

kaitlyn'smommy 71891
Reviewed Jun. 2, 2010

"Although the serving size of this recipe is great it did not meet my expectations. I followed the recipe carefully but my macaroni was dry and greasy."

sbailey111 42936
Reviewed Sep. 11, 2009

"My boyfriend helped make dinner and this was his job. He didn't know whether it meant to cook 1 1/2 cups of noodles and use amount or measure 1 1/2 cups of the cooked noodles. He added extra cheese, but it still needed more. A good recipe but we may need to tweak it more!"

layla noel 15510
Reviewed Aug. 18, 2009

"This is a great recipe! It can easily be doubled or triped depending on the volume of company. I also increased the amount of butter to about 1 1/2 TBS and extra cheese on top. Very yummy!"

mountainbaby 37881
Reviewed May. 14, 2009

"I increased the butter to 1 1/2 TBS. After baking, I added additional shredded cheese to the top and returned it to the oven to melt. This recipe was very good. Thanks for sharing."

two4tea_MN 41724
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2008

"I like the fact that the recipe is small and easy.  I can't see eating this many calories over and over again so this one is right up my alley.


pamsuvon 37879
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2008

"Shredded cheese is measured like a dry ingredient if you shredd 4 oz of cheese it will fill up a one cup measuring cup.  When you buy pre shredded cheese in the grogery store an 8 oz package contains 2 cups."

Mona2008 41723
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2008

"Question: 1 cup = 8 oz. the Mac & Cheese for two states...1 cup (4oz) sharp cheese. Which is it a cup or a half cup?"

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Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.