Lunch for One Simple Macaroni Cheese

Lunch for One Simple Macaroni Cheese

An easy dish made in one pot, and you don't even have to drain the pasta. No need to spend any effort on a solitary lunch. Also delicious served cold, great for filling up space in a bento lunch box.

Ingredients: 1 serving

Pasta (I used fusilli)
110 g
600 ml
Consomme stock cube
Cheese (cheddar, etc)
25 g
Parmesan cheese
10 g
5 g
Coarsely ground black pepper
a small amount
to taste, as needed


1. Bring the water to a boil and dissolve the stock cube. Boiling the pasta.
2. Check how much water is left one minute before the pasta finishes boiling. It should be enough to cover the pasta or a little less.
3. Mix in the Parmesan cheese. If the mixture is too stiff, add a little milk to loosen.
4. Add the cheddar cheese and butter. Cover with a lid, stop the heat, and wait for the pot to stop boiling.
5. Uncover the lid, mix well, and transfer to a serving plate. Top with coarsely ground black pepper and it's complete.

Story Behind this Recipe

Eating lunch by myself during the week is pretty lonely. It's even worse just eating bento leftovers or reheating cold leftovers. But I don't want to spend that much effort on just myself. So I thought of this for a warm meal. Made in one pot, so clean-up is also simple.