Easiest macaroni and cheese

    20 min

    Okay, this isn't entirely made in the microwave, as you still need to boil the macaroni. But the delicious cheese sauce is. Simply make in the microwave and combine with the cooked pasta, and dinner is served! Add tomatoes or ham for a heartier dish.

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    Serves: 5 

    • 100g macaroni
    • 250ml milk
    • 3 tablespoons flour
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • 2 tablespoons butter
    • 120g grated Cheddar cheese

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to the boil. Add macaroni and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain and reserve.
    2. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine milk, flour and salt and pepper to taste; whisk or beat until smooth. Add butter and cheese; microwave on high for 5 minutes and whisk until smooth. Microwave for an additional 4 to 5 minutes and whisk or beat until smooth and no lumps remain.
    3. Add cooked macaroni to mixture; stir and serve.

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    this was very delicious, added a but more milk. I packed the cheese down when I was grating, so it came out more cheesier, also I would advise to wisk every 1 minute when in the micro, this makes it less lumpy.  -  09 May 2004  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Really yummy exept I omitted the butter and used 3/4 T of flour instead of 3 T and I added 2 slices of american cheese. I also wisked it on top of the stove instead of microwaving. It took about 15 minutes. It was smooth and creamy.  -  06 Mar 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This is a staple in our home. Creamy sauce and easy to make! I add a little bit of onion and chopped ham.. I go lighter on the flour and use SHARP cheddar for best flavor (IMHO). Cooking time was about half in my microwave so be sure to watch it and BE SURE TO WHISK IT EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE, per the directions, or you will get lumpy goo. Good quick meal.  -  21 Jan 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)