Mac and Cheese in the Microwave

How to make yourself the perfect single serving of Mac and Cheese in just a few minutes!

I absolutely hate when I make macaroni and cheese and the cheese gets all stuck to the inside of the pot. Such a pain to soak and scrub off, especially when you like a lot of cheese in your Mac and Cheese.

This recipe is so fun, easy, and mess free (mostly)! It is perfect for making with kids of any age! Teach your little one how to make a quick creamy after school snack. Or, share this recipe with your young college student who only has a microwave for a kitchen. This recipe is even great for satisfying those mid-day munchies or making a quick bite in the office at work.

Microwave Mac and Cheese is the Best Because…

  • It is the perfect single serving (so you aren’t tempted to eat a whole box!)
  • It only takes minutes to make!
  • No more scrubbing sticky cheese off of pots
  • Take this recipe on the go in a mug!
  • Choose ANY kind of noodles and cheese you want

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup noodles (of your choice)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup cheese (of your choice)

How to Make Mac and Cheese in the Microwave – Step by Step

  1. In a deep bowl, combine noodles, water, and salt; stir.

2. Microwave on high for about 2 minutes.

3. Remove and stir, add more water if needed (be careful it’s hot!). Continue to microwave in 1-2 minute intervals until pasta is tender.

4. Drain excess water, add milk and cheese to noodles.

5. Microwave for an additional 15-20 seconds to melt cheese, stir until thick rich sauce is formed.

6. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, enjoy!

Can I Make Mac and Cheese in the Microwave for More than One Person?

Yes! You can make a whole bowl of Mac and cheese in the microwave, just remember for every 1/2 cup of pasta, use 1 cup of water. The amount of milk and cheese added is totally up to you and your taste. I like my Mac and cheese super creamy so I would mix in a 1/2 cup to 3/4 cup of milk with a lot of cheese.

Add-ins to Spice Up Your Mac and Cheese!

Try mixing you Mac and cheese with hot dog slices, tofu cubes, a dash of hot sauce, or a handful of bread crumbs for a nice crunch. You could also try adding in some veggies like steamed broccoli or diced tomatoes.

What is the Best Bowl to Microwave Mac and Cheese In?

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Microwave Macaroni and Cheese

Microwave Macaroni and Cheese

Make a single serving of mac and cheese in just minutes! Depening on how many watts your microwave is, cook time may vary.

Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup noodles (of your choice)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup cheese (of your choice)

Instructions

  1. Combine pasta, water and salt in a bowl, stir
  2. Microwave on high for 2 minutes
  3. Remove and stir; continuing microwaving in 1-2 minute intervals until pasta is tender
  4. Stir in milk and sprinkle cheese, microwave for additional 15-20 seconds to melt cheese
  5. Stir until a creamy sauce is formed
  6. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, enjoy!

If you have tried making Macaroni and cheese in the microwave, or any other recipe on my blog, then please rate it and let me know how it turned out in the comments below!

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