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Microwave 5-Minute Mac 'N' Cheese

The Microwave 5-Minute Mac N Cheese is a classic comfort food that can be made in just 5 minutes. This cheesy and creamy macaroni and cheese is perfect for a quick and easy lunch or dinner.

Tasty Team
81% would make again

Under 30 minutes

Microwave 5-Minute Mac 'N' Cheese

Under 30 minutes


for 1 serving

  • ½ cup elbow macaroni (50 g)
  • ½ cup water (120 mL)
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste
  • ¼ cup shredded cheddar cheese (25 g)
  • fresh chive, to garnish, optional

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 448
  • Fat 11g
  • Carbs 65g
  • Fiber 2g
  • Sugar 4g
  • Protein 19g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. Mix the macaroni, water, and salt in a microwaveable mug.
  2. Microwave for 2-3 minutes, then stir.
  3. Add the milk, cheese, salt, and pepper, then stir.
  4. Microwave for another 30 seconds, stir, and garnish with a sprinkle of chives.
  5. Enjoy!
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Microwave 5-Minute Mac 'N' Cheese