Traveling Mac N’ Cheese Recipe

April 1, 2012

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While we were moving from Phoenix, AZ to Portland, OR – I thought there should be a recipe to make REAL Mac N’ Cheese that you can make in your hotel or motel room ( granted you have a microwave). I really thought about how to utilize what you could easily get for free to help make this meal :)

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What You Need

Couple of pepper packets

packet of mustard

About 1.5 Tablespoon of Butter

8 oz of Pasta ( I used quick cooking pasta)

6 oz of cheddar cheese

Water

Milk

What To Do

Cook the pasta  – place 6 oz of pasta in a microwave safe tubberware  – add about 1.5 cups of water. Cover and cook on high in 3 minute intervals till the pasta is fully cooked. Drain excess water.

In a separate microwave – safe bowl.

Place butter – heat in microwave till melted.

Add about 1/4 cup of milk to melted butter – heat till melt is warm.

Add pepper, 1/2 to FULL packet of mustard.

Heat for 10 seconds

Add half the cheese ( mix) – heat in the microwave till cheese is melted.

Add rest of cheese – heat in the microwave till cheese is melted.

Mix pasta and cheese together and enjoy

Enjoy :) ( You can garnish with extra cheese and pepper if you want)

Traveling Mac N' Cheese
 
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The whole recipe is made using the microwave - meaning you can make this on the road -- even your hotel room!!!
Ingredients
  • Couple of pepper packets
  • packet of mustard
  • About 1.5 Tablespoon of Butter
  • 8 oz of Pasta ( I used quick cooking pasta)
  • 6 oz of cheddar cheese
  • Water
  • Milk
Instructions
  1. Cook the pasta - place 6 oz of pasta in a microwave safe tubberware - add about 1.5 cups of water. Cover and cook on high in 3 minute intervals till the pasta is fully cooked. Drain excess water.
  2. In a separate microwave - safe bowl.
  3. Place butter - heat in microwave till melted.
  4. Add about ¼ cup of milk to melted butter - heat till melt is warm.
  5. Add pepper, ½ to FULL packet of mustard.
  6. Heat for 10 seconds
  7. Add half the cheese ( mix) - heat in the microwave till cheese is melted.
  8. Add rest of cheese - heat in the microwave till cheese is melted.
  9. Mix pasta and cheese together and enjoy
  10. Enjoy :) ( You can garnish with extra cheese and pepper if you want)

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Jess W June 2, 2012 at 2:39 pm

Tried this recipe for dinner last recipe.. wasn’t travelling but just wanted something easy haha. My husband loved it! I’m not a big “cheese” person but it was pretty good.. I wanted more flavor (again, no offense to you or the recipe but I’m not big on the cheese taste)- any suggestions?

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KW December 15, 2014 at 5:00 am

Try bring along a bottle of Mrs. Dash. Great for seasoning all kinds of things. This might add the extra flavor you wanted.

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Lydia April 7, 2013 at 6:23 pm

wow what a great idea. we are going for a week long road trip up the oregon coast and i was looking for some easy meals i could make in the hotel room as to limit eating out so much. we would rather splurge on a few nice restaurants and DIY the rest of our meals :)

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