How to Make Mac and Cheese in the Microwave

Charlotte Daniels

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Mac and cheese is a classic comfort food that everyone loves. And the best part is, you can make it quickly and easily in the microwave! In this tutorial, we will show you how to make delicious mac and cheese in just a few simple steps.

Gather Your Ingredients

  • 1 cup of macaroni pasta
  • 1/4 cup of milk
  • 1/2 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Cook the Macaroni Pasta

First, take your cup of macaroni pasta and pour it into a microwave-safe bowl. Fill the bowl with enough water to cover the pasta completely.

Add a pinch of salt to the water for flavor. Place the bowl in the microwave and cook on high for about 8-10 minutes, or until the pasta is cooked al dente. Make sure to stir the pasta every couple of minutes to prevent sticking.

Mix in Milk, Butter, and Cheese

Once your pasta is cooked, carefully remove it from the microwave using oven mitts as the bowl will be hot. Drain any excess water from the bowl.

Add in your milk, butter, and shredded cheddar cheese. Stir everything together until well combined.


If you prefer a creamier mac and cheese, you can add more milk or even some cream cheese to achieve your desired consistency.

Microwave for Cheese Melting

Place your bowl back into the microwave and cook on high for another 1-2 minutes, or until the cheese has melted and the mixture is hot. Be sure to keep an eye on it while microwaving to avoid any overflow.

Season and Serve

Once your mac and cheese is heated through, remove it from the microwave. Give it a taste and season with salt and pepper as needed. You can also add some additional toppings like breadcrumbs or chopped parsley for extra flavor and crunch.


Feel free to get creative with your mac and cheese by adding in other ingredients like cooked bacon, diced tomatoes, or even some sautéed mushrooms.

Now that you know how to make mac and cheese in the microwave, you can enjoy this delicious dish anytime you want without much effort. It’s perfect for a quick lunch or dinner option, especially when you’re craving something warm and cheesy!

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