Instant Mac N’ Cheese In The Microwave Recipe

January 13, 2013

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What You Need

1/3 cup pasta

1/2 cup water

1/4 cup of Parmesan Cheese

pinch of pepper

1/4 cup 2% milk

1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

What to Do

In a large mug combine pasta and water. Stir. Microwave for 1.5 minutes. It will overflow ( this is okay)

Stir. Microwave for 2 minutes. All the water should be gone and the pasta should be cooked.

Add the rest of the ingredients and microwave for 1 minute – stir and enjoy

Warning – this is addicting :)

Instant Mac N’ Cheese In The Microwave Recipe
 
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Ingredients
  • ⅓ cup pasta
  • ½ cup water
  • ¼ cup of Parmesan Cheese
  • pinch of pepper
  • ¼ cup 2% milk
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
Instructions
  1. In a large mug combine pasta and water. Stir. Microwave for 1.5 minutes. It will overflow ( this is okay)
  2. Stir. Microwave for 2 minutes. All the water should be gone and the pasta should be cooked.
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients and microwave for 1 minute – stir and enjoy
  4. Warning – this is addicting :)

Recipe is adapted from HERE

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Gina January 13, 2013 at 9:20 pm

I am SO going to try this. I only give my son Kraft Dinner as a special treat (and usually whole grain) and I wonder about the sodium and preservatives. This sounds so much better!

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Kami January 14, 2013 at 6:59 pm

I made this today for my daughter. It is very yummy but I had to microwave the noodles a lot longer for them to be soft. I just used small macaroni noodles and it took about 8-10 minutes total before they were soft enough to eat and the sauce was really runny and took awhile to thicken up. It tasted good though!

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Budget Savvy Diva January 14, 2013 at 7:54 pm

Wow!! How Strange

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jen February 8, 2013 at 2:24 am

I made this tonight for my 18 month old twins and they kept saying MORE MORE MORE ;)
I always made them kraft microwave cuz it was easier then stove top timewise.
Ive been trying to get rid of preservatives and eat cleaner and this recipe helps so much! It is super yummy too. I did have to microwave the noodles about 3-4 minutes longer to soak up all the water but i think it depends on the watts of ur microwave…

Copied the recipe to the inside of my cabinet :) thanks so much for this one!

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Budget Savvy Diva February 8, 2013 at 3:06 am

I am so glad you liked it — yes the wattage makes it different – I glad they enjoyed it

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Kelly March 26, 2013 at 11:16 pm

I just tried this for my boyfriend and myself. It tastes delicious! Thanks for posting it. I love all your recipes and copy cat recipes! xoxo

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Budget Savvy Diva March 26, 2013 at 11:19 pm

thank you so much :)

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Rae October 4, 2013 at 11:09 pm

Oh my goodness, was this delicious! I had to cook it 3 minutes longer for the pasta to be done, but I’m definitely going to make this more often! Thanks for another winning recipe, BSD! :)

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Rae November 16, 2013 at 12:47 am

Do you think this can be made on the stove? I want to make enough for leftovers, but I’m not sure if it will work that way.

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Rae November 16, 2013 at 1:56 am

In case anyone is curious, this turns out perfectly on the stove, too. I quadrupled the ingredients, boiled/drained the pasta, added everything else, then reduced the heat for a couple minutes for the sauce to thicken. It came out just like the microwave version, so if you want to make a bigger batch, it’ll turn out just fine :)

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jennifer March 8, 2014 at 6:11 am

yum!!!

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Cyndy April 4, 2014 at 9:06 pm

Definitely going to try this for my daughter, those little cups get too expensive.

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