Macaroni and Cheese for One


The movie "Home Alone" inspired this single serving of mac and cheese. Although it's meant for one, it will serve two if you're feeling generous!

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
20 mins


  • 1 cup elbow macaroni

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

  • ¾ cup fat-free half-and-half

  • ¾ cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

  • ¼ teaspoon dry mustard powder

  • 1 pinch ground black pepper

  • 1 pinch ground turmeric


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook macaroni in boiling water, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, about 8 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in flour until mixture is smooth. Slowly pour in half-and-half while whisking. Continue whisking sauce until slightly thickened, about 3 minutes. Add Cheddar cheese, salt, Worcestershire sauce, mustard powder, pepper, and turmeric; stir to combine.

  3. Drain macaroni and add to cheese sauce. Stir until evenly coated.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

1083 Calories
56g Fat
104g Carbs
41g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Calories 1083
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 56g 72%
Saturated Fat 34g 172%
Cholesterol 159mg 53%
Sodium 2138mg 93%
Total Carbohydrate 104g 38%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 41g
Vitamin C 2mg 10%
Calcium 827mg 64%
Iron 5mg 29%
Potassium 760mg 16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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