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Microwave Macaroni and Cheese in a Mug

4.13 from 253 votes
In a time crunch? My microwave macaroni and cheese is quick to whip up and calls for just a few ingredients, making this mug recipe a fan favorite.
Make mac and cheese at a moment's notice with my mug recipe.

Hi Bold Bakers!

Microwave Macaroni and Cheese in a Mug may change the way you make this family favorite forever! My macaroni and cheese recipe is made with real ingredients and ready in a few microwave minutes. Say goodbye to those dried macaroni boxes because from here on out you can make your mac and cheese cheaper, faster and better.

How To Cook Mac and Cheese in a Mug

My homemade mac and cheese can be mixed and cooked in a single mug. Many people are amazed that you can cook pasta quickly and easily in the microwave. If you are, then you might be blown away that you can add three other ingredients to make a deliciously cheesy sauce. Using just milk, cheddar and cornstarch, you can make this rich mug meal in no time.

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This mug recipe is perfect for lunch or dinner and will even work really well as a filling snack. To save you even more time, make your Microwave Macaroni and Cheese the night before and microwave the next day.

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Gemma's Microwave Macaroni & Cheese in a Mug

4.13 from 253 votes
In a time crunch? My macaroni and cheese is quick to whip up and calls for just a few ingredients, making this mug recipe a fan favorite.In a time crunch?
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 1
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
In a time crunch? My macaroni and cheese is quick to whip up and calls for just a few ingredients, making this mug recipe a fan favorite.In a time crunch?
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 1

Ingredients

  • cup (28g/1oz) pasta
  • ¾ cup (175ml/6fl oz) water, cold
  • 4 tablespoons milk
  • ¼ teaspoons cornstarch (aka cornflour)
  • 4 tablespoons cheddar cheese , grated
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  • In a large microwavable mug or large bowl add in the macaroni and the water. You need a large mug as the water will boil up.
  • Microwave for roughly 3 ½ minutes. You want the pasta to be fully cooked. (timing is based on my 1200W microwave so your timing might vary)
  • Pour off the remaining cooking water.
  • Stir in the milk, cornstarch and shredded cheese and microwave for a final 60 seconds to create your sauce. Stir well, season with salt and pepper and enjoy.

Recipe Notes

Cooking time will vary greatly depending on your microwave and the width and depth of the mug.
Always keep a close eye on your mug while in the microwave so it doesn’t over flow or over cook.

 

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Pranjal Gupta
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Pranjal Gupta
1 month ago

Hi Gemma
I really liked your recipe,but I just want to ask you that can I use mozzarella cheese instead of cheddar cheese bcoz it is not easily available in my country

Emily Lynch
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Emily Lynch
2 months ago

I love Mac and cheese and this recipe seemed to be quick and easy way to make my favorite meal. But after I cooked the cheese milk and corn starch everything separated. There was milky soup at the bottom and giant clumps of cheese through out.

dounia arif gill
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dounia arif gill
3 months ago

it was a good experience since its my first time eating mac and cheese at all it turned out great
thank you so much for the easy and tasty recipe gemma

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A
3 months ago

Pretty good recipe. Use a bigger bowl than you think you need, it will bubble over! Mine turned out rather watery, so I added a bit more of the cornstarch and cheese. Overall it was really yummy! I love bigger bolder baking, my go-to website whenever I’m hungry ????

Lydia Koren
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Lydia Koren
4 months ago

So delicious! So surprised at how easy it was to make!

Lydia Koren
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Lydia Koren
4 months ago

so delicious!!

Claire Rawn
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Claire Rawn
4 months ago

Can you mention what size of mug you’re using….my mug recipes turn out looking like muggettes as they usually take up only 1/3 of the mug when cooled (I’m using 12 oz ). Sauce on Mac and cheese is great but it’s hard to cook macaroni in less time than stove top at 1000w

Jessica Courtman
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Jessica Courtman
5 months ago

Hi Gemma! I just recently found your site and I am loving the recipes! The first time I tried this mac & cheese recipe, it turned out amazing! But the second time, it curdled. 🙁 What did I do wrong?

janiel williams
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janiel williams
6 months ago

the water kept bubbling over and created a mess but the end result tasted great

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