Microwave Macaroni and Cheese for One

Total Time
Prep 2 mins
Cook 7 mins

Use any cheese you want. Today I used 4 cheese Mexican and blue. If I used bland cheese I'd add some sriracha or mustard. The bowl or mug has to be big enough so it doesn't boil over. Microwave time varies on watts.


  1. Place macaroni and water in a bowl, Stir.
  2. Microwave 6 minutes, stir every 2 minutes.
  3. Add cheese and milk, stir.
  4. Microwave to melt cheese.


Most Helpful

I'm afraid I was disappointed in this recipe. While the end result was just okay, the recipe has problems, I'd say. First off, the water needs salt. Second, I actually had to microwave the macaroni a total of 12 minutes and used a total of 6 Tbls water. Additionally, I had to increase the milk to 4 tsp. I probably won't make this again since it didn't really save me any more time than the stovetop mac I usually make and just wasn't as good. But thank you for posting this, anyway.

Okra December 18, 2013

This could not be simpler or tastier! I was intrigued by this recipe when I saw it, and had to try it. Well, I've been trying it ever since! I make this quite frequently and it satisfies my mac & cheese fix without going through a whole lot of trouble. I've added hot sauce, etc., and used different cheeses, as well. Very versatile! Thanks so much for sharing this keeper! Made for Rookie Recipe Tag Game.

JackieOhNo! December 17, 2013

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