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Best Baked Macaroni and Cheese Recipe for Two

baked macaroni and cheese with cavatappi pasta

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:

Dice the Velveeta into small cubes.

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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 into the pasta until melted. Isn’t that cavatappi pasta gorgeous? Click here for cavatappi pasta.

cavatappi pasta in a pan with wooden spoon

Preheat the 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

Spray two oven safe baking dishes with non-stick spray. Click for 18.6 oz oven safe baking dishes.

Pour the pasta mixture, divided evenly, into the prepared 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 20 minutes until heated through and bubbling around the edges.

Baked Macaroni and Cheese for two

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Baked Macaroni and Cheese

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.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups uncooked pasta
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar Jack cheese
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 Egg
  • 4 oz processed cheese food (Velveeta)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Dice the Velveeta into small cubes.
  2. 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.
  3. Stir the butter into the pasta until melted.
  4. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
  5. Whisk together the egg and heavy cream.
  6. 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.
  7. Spray two 18.6 oz oven safe baking dishes with non-stick spray.
  8. Pour the pasta mixture, divided evenly, into the two baking dishes. Sprinkle the tops with the remaining 1/2 cup of shredded cheese. Click below for 18.6 ounce oven safe dishes.
  9. Bake for 20 minutes until heated through and bubbling around the edges.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1373 Total Fat: 104g Saturated Fat: 62g Trans Fat: 3g Unsaturated Fat: 33g Cholesterol: 400mg Sodium: 1841mg Carbohydrates: 63g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 9g Protein: 48g
Nutrition information is a guideline only, is calculated automatically by third party software, and absolute accuracy is not guaranteed.

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