Single serving macaroni and cheese is oozing with cheesy goodness and a crisp, buttery crust.
You know that for our family we are always on the go! Lately if I can get dinner on the table I count that as a minor miracle. Miracles happen when dinner is on the table before 7. We try to all sit down together to have dinner but at least one or two nights a week the kids are visiting with their Dad or activities happening around dinnertime make it impossible.
So we do our best. The other night I knew that dinner was going to be staggered. One kid would be trickling in from activities every half an hour or so and they would be coming in hungry. I used the opportunity to park myself in the kitchen and make freezer meals. I threw one of these in the oven every thirty minutes so it would be ready when one of the kids walked through the door. My plan worked perfect. Each kid was greeted to a hot meal when they walked through the door.
I have to thank Laura from Mother Would Know for the recipe. She is the mastermind behind the recipe. I am highlighting her today as a member of the Secret Recipe Club. In addition to this great meal, she also had these amazing quick and easy meals for all you other busy men and women out there.
Here are a few that caught my eye:
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Bake up this delicious macaroni and cheese and then scroll down to make more great recipes from other Secret Recipe Club members!
- ½ cup elbow macaroni (can substitute gluten free pasta if needed)
- ⅔ cup grated sharp cheddar or other hard cheese + 2 additional tbsp for topping
- 1 large egg, lightly beaten
- 1 cup milk
- 2 tbsp melted butter
- Dash of Worcestershire sauce
- ¼ cup bread crumbs – plain store-bought, panko, homemade or gluten free
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease two ramekins.
- Place the macaroni in the ramekins. Divide the cheese evenly among the ramekins by sprinkling the cheese on top.
- Warm the milk by microwaving on high for one minute. Crack the egg into a bowl and begin to stir in the milk, whisking to combine. Whisk in the melted butter, worcestershire sauce, and salt and pepper until blended. Pour half of the milk mixture into one ramekin, the other half into the other ramekin.
- Allow macaroni to sit at room temperature for ten minutes before placing in oven. Stir the remaining two tablespoons of cheese together with the bread crumbs. Sprinkle half of the bread crumbs over each ramekin. Dot with a little bit of butter if needed. Place ramekins on cookie sheet before moving to oven as some of the mixture may spill over while cooking.
- Bake macaroni at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes, or until sauce is bubbling. Remove macaroni and cheese from oven and allow to cool for several minutes before serving.
Emily @ Life on Food
A small dish of mac and cheese is a valuable recipe to have. Happy Reveal Day!
I love recipes that come with "portion control" included, and that is a perfect example!
comfort food in small amounts. Count me in!
I love mac and cheese and this reminds me of a dish I used to make a lot. Although I didn't finish it off in the oven, I used a microwave, to cook the egg and melt the cheese.
Oh I love this! I could eat mac and cheese everyday.
The Wimpy Vegetarian
Oh yes, sign me up for this! It's perfect for any week night!! I love Laura's blog too - so glad you enjoyed it this month 🙂
Great idea - and it would stay piping hot if they were a bit late!
Thanks so much for highlighting my single serving macaroni and cheese. It's nice to know that I helped you give each member of your family a hot dish on a weeknight. Those nights when everyone comes in and out at different times are such a challenge!