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Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Best 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.

This small batch recipe for two makes a great lunch, dinner, or impressive romantic date night meal.

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Easy Baked Macaroni and Cheese for Two

Need something to go with it? Try this Raspberry Chocolate Freezer Cake or this Strawberry Cobbler.

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How to make Velveeta Baked Mac and Cheese:

Dice the Velveeta into small cubes.

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 for cavatappi pasta.

cooked cavatappi macaroni mixed with melted butter

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.

cooked cavatappi macaroni mixed with the cream and cheeses

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.

mac and cheese topped with shredded cheese ready to go in the oven

Bake for 20 minutes until heated through and bubbling around the edges.

baked mac and cheese for two with cavatappi pasta and Velveeta cheese in a white baking dish
Mac and Cheese for Two

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baked macaroni and cheese with cavatappi pasta
Yield: Serves 2

Baked Mac and Cheese

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

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.

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. 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. Dice the Velveeta into small cubes.
  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.
  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: 1373Total Fat: 104gSaturated Fat: 62gTrans Fat: 3gUnsaturated Fat: 33gCholesterol: 400mgSodium: 1841mgCarbohydrates: 63gFiber: 2gSugar: 9gProtein: 48g

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Thursday 1st of April 2021

That was far too much for two people!