Microwave Mug Mac and Cheese

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  • Time icon
    Total Time
    7mins
  • Serves icon
    Serves
    1
  • Calories icon
    Calories
    539
based on 1 ratings

This microwave mac and cheese is the recipe you need when a cheesy mac craving hits, and you don’t want to pull out a pan. This one-bowl, easy clean-up mac and cheese can be ready in as little as four minutes, depending on your microwave. Experiment with different types of cheese — a little smoked gouda goes a long way in this one-person portion!

recipe updated Mar 18, 2020

Ingredients

  • Cheese icon
    Cheese
    about ½ cup (118g)
  • Macaroni icon
    Macaroni
    about ½ cup (43g)
  • Water icon
    Water
    ½ cup (120ml)
  • Salt icon
    Salt
    about ¼ teaspoon (1g)
  • Milk icon
    Milk
    ¼ cup (60ml)

Tools

  • kCook icon Microwave
  • kCook icon Mug

Step preview

  1. Add macaroni, water and salt to a clean mug
  2. Stir with tablespoon until combined
  3. Place on a microwave safe plate
  4. Heat in microwave - 2 min, high heat
  5. Microwave in two minutes intervals, stirring in between, about 5-10 minutes total, until all the water is absorbed and the macaroni is tender
  6. Stir cheese and milk into the mug
  7. Heat in microwave until melted - 30 sec, high heat
  8. Serve immediately
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