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Mac and Cheese for Two

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Mac and Cheese for Two

A cheesy, mouth-watering recipe for when it's just two of you. This casserole uses an assortment of cheeses and your favorite breadcrumbs to create perfection with a crisp topping.
Cuisine American
Keyword Pasta, Sides
Method Oven
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 40kcal


  • 9" Sq. Glass Baking Dish
  • Medium SaucePan


  • 8 oz. Elbow Macaroni - uncooked
  • 2 Tbsp. Butter - unsalted
  • 2 Tbsp. AP Flour
  • ¾ cups Milk
  • ½ cup Half and Half
  • ¼ tsp. Dry Mustard Powder
  • ½ tsp. Onion Powder
  • 1⅕ cups Cheddar Soup - undiluted
  • 2 cups Cheddar Cheese - grated – divided
  • ¼ cup Parmesan Cheese - grated
  • ¼ cup Breadcrumbs - (See note)
  • Salt and Pepper - to taste


  • Preheat oven to 425°F.
  • Fully cook Elbows acording to package directions. Drain and run under cold water.
  • Melt butter over medium heat in a large saucepan. Whisk in flour and let cook for 2 minutes while stirring to make a rue. Slowly whisk in half and half, milk, mustard powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper. Sauté over medium heat while stirring until thickened.
  • Remove from heat and stir in parmesan cheese & 1½ cups cheddar cheese until melted. Add cheddar soup.
  • Toss cheese sauce and elbows together. Pour into a greased 9×9 pan. Top with bread crumbs and remaining cheese.
  • Bake 18-24 minutes or until bubbly. Do not overcook. Cool 10-15 minutes before serving


This is the perfect size for an Entrée for two or a side for a small group.
Substitute your favorite Breadcrumbs.  Experiment with Panko or Italian Flavored.

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