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Best Baked Macaroni and Cheese Recipe for Two

Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Baked Macaroni and Cheese is gooey, rich, creamy comfort food. I love the look and texture of this cavatappi pasta but any pasta works great in this recipe.

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How to make Baked Macaroni and Cheese:

Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Sprinkle in a pinch of salt. Add the pasta and cook for 8 – 10 minutes until aldente. Drain the water off the pasta and return it to the cooking pot.

 

Stir the butter or margarine into the pasta. Isn’t that cavatappi pasta gorgeous? Click here for cavatappi pasta.

cavatappi pasta in a pan with wooden spoon

 

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).

 

Whisk together the egg and heavy cream.

 

To the pasta, add the heavy cream mixture, 1 cup of shredded cheese, and the processed cheese food (like Velveeta). Mix it all together and season with the salt and pepper.

cavatappi pasta, heavy cream, cheese, and velveeta cooking in a sauce pan with wooden spoon

 

Pour the pasta mixture, divided evenly, into two oven safe baking dishes. Sprinkle the tops with the remaining 1/2 cup of shredded cheese.

macaroni and cheese in two baking dishes and topped with shredded cheese

 

Bake for 30 – 35 minutes until heated through and bubbling around the edges.

 

 

Baked Macaroni and Cheese Recipe for Two

 

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Baked Macaroni and Cheese for Two

Baked Macaroni and Cheese for Two
Baked Macaroni and Cheese is gooey, rich, creamy comfort food. I love the look and texture of this cavatappi pasta but any pasta works great in this recipe.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 Cups uncooked pasta
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
  • 1 1/2 Cups shredded cheese, I used Cheddar Jack
  • 1 Cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 Egg
  • 4 ounces cubed processed cheese food, (Velveeta)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Sprinkle in a pinch of salt. Add the pasta and cook for 8 – 10 minutes until aldente. Drain the water off the pasta and return it to the cooking pot. Click below for Cavatappi pasta.
  2. Stir the butter or margarine into the pasta.
  3. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
  4. Whisk together the egg and heavy cream.
  5. To the pasta, add the heavy cream mixture, 1 cup of shredded cheese, and the processed cheese food (Velveeta). Mix it all together and season with the salt and pepper.
  6. Pour the pasta mixture, divided evenly, into two oven safe baking dishes. Sprinkle the tops with the remaining 1/2 cup of shredded cheese. Click below for 18.6 ounce oven safe dishes.
  7. Bake for 30 – 35 minutes until heated through and bubbling around the edges.

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Nutrition Information:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1310 Saturated Fat: 50g Cholesterol: 365mg Sodium: 1899mg Carbohydrates: 90g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 8g Protein: 48g

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