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Mac and Cheese for one

Mac and Cheese for one

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 and cheese in no time at all, and our serving size for one helps prevent food waste.

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  • ⅔ pound macaroni pasta
  • 1 cup cream
  • 1¾ cups milk
  • 1 tbsp wholegrain mustard
  • ¼ cup corns starch
  • 8⅘ ounces Castello® Extra Mature Cheddar
  • ½ tsp nutmeg


Mac & cheese has been a household favorite for years and while everyone has their own take on the perfect recipe, our iteration of Mac & Cheese for one is the ultimate in both taste and simplicity. Enjoy rich, deep flavors and silky, creamy textures with minimal effort. With this recipe being intended for one, it is the perfect excuse not 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 Extra Mature Cheddar and mix with corn starch.

3. Turn 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.

Treat yourself to a meal worthy of a dinner party, and indulge in the ultimate comfort food. From coast to coast, dorm rooms to restaurants - everyone loves a hearty serving of mac & cheese, and nothing really satisfies hankerings for melted cheddar quite like it. Mac & 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.

The type of cheese you choose to accompany your macaroni has a big say in the final product. In our recipe, we use Castello® Extra 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 mac & cheese since its beginnings. 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 savory Crab Mac and Cheese for when you need to impress, or mesmerize with our incredible Creamy Mac and Cheese recipe, enchantingly rich in taste and body. Packed with heat and sweet flavors, our Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese tickles your palate with warmth and spice. Nothing compares to a cozy night at home accompanied by our Bacon Mac and Cheese. Our recipes are easy to follow and make for meals worthy of sharing with friends or having as leftovers.