Single Serve Mac ‘n Cheese

Single-Serve Mac ‘n Cheese

This recipe is perfect for small meals or when you need a quick, hearty snack. You can even meal-prep little bags of the pasta/cornstarch/salt for faster prep.

5 from 4 votes
Single Serve Mac ‘n Cheese
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Single-Serve Mac ‘n Cheese

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time18 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 680kcal


  • ½ cup gluten-free elbow macaroni
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher or fine sea salt
  • ½ cup water, plus more as needed
  • ¼ cup milk
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese - I used Vermont sharp


  • Add the dry macaroni, cornstarch, and salt to a deep microwave-safe bowl. Stir to coat the pasta and then stir in the water.
  • Microwave for 2 minutes, stir well, then microwave for another 2 minutes.
  • Stir in 1-2 tablespoons of water, as needed. Continue to heat in 2-minute intervals and add 1-2 tablespoons of water with each heating, as needed. Total cooking time will be 6-8 minutes but will depend on your microwave and the brand of pasta you use.
  • When the pasta is soft, stir in the milk and shredded cheese until combined.
  • Microwave in 30 second intervals until the cheese is melted.
  • Let stand for 1 minute before serving.


Notes: The bowl will be extremely hot. Be sure to use oven mitts when handling the bowl. You can reduce or increase the cheese to your desired level of cheesiness.


Nutrition Facts
Single-Serve Mac ‘n Cheese
Amount Per Serving
Calories 680 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 14g70%
Cholesterol 65mg22%
Sodium 442mg18%
Potassium 135mg4%
Carbohydrates 91g30%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 26g52%
Vitamin A 665IU13%
Calcium 476mg48%
Iron 1.9mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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