Macaroni and Cheese for Two Recipe
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Macaroni and Cheese for Two Recipe

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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.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 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

Nutritional Facts

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


  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.
Originally published as Macaroni and Cheese for Two in Reminisce Extra February 1996, p47

Full-Bodied White Wine

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

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amsm User ID: 8302234 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 User ID: 8527880 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 User ID: 7540255 220850
Reviewed Feb. 18, 2015

"it was good"

RtheG User ID: 7985738 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 User ID: 7182927 17813
Reviewed Mar. 10, 2014

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

s_pants User ID: 174050 17077
Reviewed Nov. 16, 2013

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

Peapod0114 User ID: 7145890 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 User ID: 5221446 17288
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2013

"So easy and so good!"

erica03ann User ID: 5827356 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 User ID: 5827356 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!"

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