Bowl of mac and cheese with cherry tomatoes.

Stovetop Mac & Cheese For Two

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A chalet-style stovetop mac and cheese recipe for two, made with Gruyere and Cheddar Cheeses for easy comfort food meal any time of the year.  Variations of this recipe include adding sauteed onion, or broccoli. Also, for a meaty version toss in a few meatballs, or go minimal with just the mac and cheese.  When making a skillet style mac and cheese you can also go substitute your favorite cheese. 

Don’t skip the light browning of the noodles, it does make a difference in the flavor.

Macaroni with a texture like Penne or Cavatappi will give you the maximum cheesy yum with every forkful. This is classic comfort food just enough for two people.

If you really want to Carb load, serve with a hunk of fresh french baguette or skillet cornbread

Ingredients:

What you need:

dried macaroni (cavatappi or elbow)
cherry tomatoes
heavy whipping cream
milk
Gruyère cheese
white cheddar cheese
olive oil
butter
salt and pepper

Instructions:

  • Prepare the macaroni noodles according to package instructions
  • Over a medium-low heat In a large skillet heat the olive oil and butter.
  • Drain the macaroni (do not rinse) and transfer to the skillet lightly fry until golden brown, about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally
  • Add the tomatoes, lower heat.
  • Add the milk, cream, and cheese into the macaroni and mix until well combined, continue cooking and stirring until sauce thickens, about 7 minutes.
  • Serve immediately and season to taste and serve.

Super easy and taste so creamy and delicious!

Cooking Time:

Ready in under 30 minutes.

What is Cavatappi pasta?

Cavatappi means corkscrew in Italian. It has ridges (rigati in Italian) on the surface. Cavatappi is a thick, hollow pasta and made without using eggs.

 

Gruyere & Cheddar Mac and Cheese

Gruyere & Cheddar Mac and Cheese

Yield: 2 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

A different skillet mac and cheese for an easy afternoon lunch cooked in under 30 minutes.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup dried macaroni (cavatapi or elbow)
  • 12-14 cherry tomatoes, halfed
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 1/4 cups Gruyère, grated
  • 1/4 cup white cheddar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Prepare the macaroni noodles according to package instructions
  2. Over a medium low heat In a large skillet heat the olive oil and butter.
  3. Drain the macaroni (do not rinse) and transfer to the skillet lightly fry until golden brown, about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally
  4. Add the tomatoes, lower heat.
  5. Add the milk, cream and cheese with the macaroni and mix until well combined, continue cooking and stirring until sauce thickens, about 7 minutes.
  6. Serve immediately and season to taste and serve.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 983Total Fat: 76gSaturated Fat: 43gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 28gCholesterol: 219mgSodium: 892mgCarbohydrates: 39gFiber: 3gSugar: 7gProtein: 37g
The nutritional information provided here are estimates and are not calculated by a registered dietitian.
Easy skillet Mac and Cheese

 


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