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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

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.

Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1
Author: Gemma Stafford
  • 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
  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 overflow or overcook.