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Macaroni and Cheese for Two

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 be 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


  • 1-1/2 cups cooked elbow macaroni
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon butter


  • Preheat oven to 350°. 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, until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean, 30-35 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/2 cups: 447 calories, 27g fat (18g saturated fat), 190mg cholesterol, 1050mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 21g protein.

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  • Fldragonfly
    Jul 8, 2019

    I like the "graininess texture"!! If you can call it that. This is the best recipe ever. I did add one small can of chopped green chilies. Just gives it a kick, but not a hot one. Best mac and cheese I have ever had!!!

  • Linda
    Mar 27, 2018

    I usually make a roux and do not use an egg making MACARONI AND CHEESE. Although this was a creamy cheesy mix there was a graininess to the texture we did not like.

  • Lisa
    Jun 29, 2017

    Does the egg make the macaroni and cheese thick? Also if I use the preshredded cheese do I use the whole 8 oz bag or do I use only half?

  • amsm
    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
    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
    Feb 18, 2015

    it was good

  • RtheG
    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
    Mar 10, 2014

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

  • s_pants
    Nov 16, 2013

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

  • Peapod0114
    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!