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Make mac and cheese at a moment's notice with my mug recipe.

Microwave Macaroni and Cheese in a Mug (Microwave Mug Meals)

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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.


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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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Make mac and cheese at a moment's notice with my mug recipe.
Microwave Macaroni & Cheese in a Mug
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 
Servings: 1
Author: Gemma Stafford
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
  1. 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.
  2. 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)
  3. Pour off the remaining cooking water.
  4. 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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  1. Leen on January 28, 2019 at 1:16 am

    Hi Gemma! I love this recipe. I tried it in prepping a meal for my son with his gfcf penne, dairy free cheddar and dairy free milk with the rest of the ingredients you mentioned. Quick and delicious, this made our life easier. Thank you!

    • Gemma Stafford on January 28, 2019 at 8:53 am

      Hi Leen,
      I am really happy that this little recipe fits in with your son’s diet plan, really happy to hear this, thank you for letting me know.
      Other bold bakers will be encouraged by this too,
      Gemma 🙂

  2. JillieRay on January 27, 2019 at 4:46 pm

    These were awesome! Except I’m lactose intolerant ); too bad I ran out of lactaids so I can’t make this everyday lol. I’m gonna try another mug recipe next, what would you recommend?

    • Gemma Stafford on January 28, 2019 at 7:39 am

      Hi Jilly,
      Ah, poor you, always so difficult to have to make big adjustments to our diets.
      I have recipes here for making nut milks too (https://www.biggerbolderbaking.com/coconut-milk/) almond milk too/cashew etc.
      Always good to know how to do this, it may help.
      Thank you for bring in touch,
      Gemma 🙂

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