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Macaroni Cheese for one

Macaroni Cheese for one

Cook 30 min 4 servings

Sometimes, it just needs to be easy. When you want it quick and simple, opting for frozen dishes, that often sacrifice taste for convenience, can leave you feeling unsatisfied. Similarly, having to throw out spoiled food that you never got to eat, is a horrible feeling. With our Macaroni Cheese for one, you will know how to make the ultimate macaroni cheese in no time at all, and our serving size for one, even helps prevent food waste.

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Macaroni cheese has been a household favourite for hundreds of years and while everyone has their own take on the perfect recipe, our iteration of Macaroni Cheese for one is the ultimate in both taste and simplicity. Enjoy rich deep flavours and silky creamy textures with minimal effort. With this recipe being intended for one, it is the perfect excuse of not having to share with anyone else. Give it a go when the weekend seems like distant future, or whenever you decide you have earned it.


1. Cook the macaroni pasta according to the packet instructions in a large pan of boiling salted water until al dente.

2. In a saucepan add milk and cream and bring to a boil. Season with whole grain mustard, freshly ground pepper and salt. Grate Castello Tickler Mature Cheddar and mix with corn starch.

3. Turn the hob down to a medium heat and stir in grated mature cheddar with the corn starch, ensuring that you’re continually stirring the mixture until the cheese has melted and the sauce is smooth.

4. Drain the macaroni and add to the cheese sauce. Carefully stir for 3-4 minutes until the macaroni is covered with sauce.

5. Season with nutmeg and serve straight away.

You can also freeze the portions and bake them as needed, when you need a quick meal.

Mix it up

Treat yourself to a meal worthy of a dinner party, and indulge on the ultimate comfort food. From coast to coast, dorm rooms to restaurants - everyone loves a hearty serving of macaroni cheese, and nothing really satisfies hankerings for melted cheddar quite like it. Macaroni cheese is an extremely versatile dish, and is sure to satisfy even the strongest cravings, whatever mood you find yourself in. It is the perfect dish for spicing up dinnertime, without the trouble of having to spend forever preparing it. Serve it plain, or alongside vegetables and meat to make it a bit more extravagant - the possibilities are endless.

Picking the right cheese

The type of cheese you choose to accompany your macaroni has a big say in the final product. In our recipe, we use Castello® Tickler Mature Cheddar since it crumbles easily and gives a smooth and creamy texture with a sharp and deep aftertaste. Experimenting with different cheeses produces a lot of different tastes and nuances, and it is a great way of mixing it up, if you want to try something new.

Tips & Tricks

Loved universally and enjoyed for generations – people of all ages and cultures have praised macaroni and cheese since its conception. At Castello® we share that enthusiasm, and its great versatility has made for countless variations as a result, and equipped with our recipes in your meal plan, you are sure to satisfy your strongest hankerings for the ultimate comfort food. Let guests delight in our savoury Crab Mac and Cheese for when you need to impress or mesmerise with our incredible Creamy Mac and Cheese recipe, enchantingly rich in taste and body. Packed with heat and sweet flavours, our Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese caresses your palate with spurs of warmth and spice. Nothing compares to a cosy night at home, and accompanied by our Bacon Mac and Cheese, staying at home, has never been better. Our recipes are easy to follow and make for meals worthy of sharing with friends or having as leftovers. Eating on your own means that you decide if you want to eat your macaroni and cheese plain or make it something special. Get inspired by some of the many delicious variants from other culinary styles by swapping Cheddar for Swiss cheese, as they do in parts of Switzerland, or add a healthy portion of roasted vegetables for some Russian zest. The sky is the limit when you are the only guest at your dinner party, so get creative!