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Microwave Mac and Cheese Recipe

5 Ingredient Microwave Mac and Cheese

An actually delicious microwave mac and cheese recipe for creamy and rich pasta every time.
5 from 2 votes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 307kcal
Author: Lauren


  • Microwave


  • 3 oz macaroni noodles
  • ½ cup cheddar cheese grated
  • 1 tablespoon herb and garlic Boursin optional
  • 1 cup water, plus 2 tbsp or about 8oz
  • 1 tablespoon crispy onions optional


  • Measure out 3 ounces of pasta of choice. For macaroni, this is about one cup. Add the pasta to a microwave safe bowl and combine with 8 ounces of water (about 1 cup and 2 tablespoons).
  • Microwave the pasta and water on high for 5 minutes. Remove the bowl and stir the noodles. There should still be a few tablespoons of water in the dish. This is important to be able to form a sauce without flour.
  • Add in the cheese and optionally either Boursin or cream cheese and seasonings. Stir until the cheese is mostly melted.
  • Microwave for another 2 minutes. Stir to combine and let sit for 1-2 minutes.

Optional Additions

  • To make this more "elegant", you can top this with some kind of crispy topping and additional cheese. Breadcrumbs work, but I prefer crispy onions. Top the crispy topping with more grated cheese and either broil or torch it until slightly browned.


Calories: 307kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 216mg | Potassium: 123mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 380IU | Calcium: 220mg | Iron: 1mg
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