5 Minute Homemade Mac and Cheese

This 5 Minute Mac and Cheese Recipe is super easy to make in the microwave, and it’s so much better than store bought macaroni and cheese! You can’t fail with this easy, cheesy, creamy mac n’ cheese recipe!

5 Minute Homemade Mac and Cheese

Last week was raining and I knew just what I wanted to whip up for dinner….a quick and easy homemade mac and cheese.

Who needs a box mix when you can have homemade mac in 5 minutes?! I will say, that I had cooked pasta in my fridge from a previous dinner, so make sure you cook some extra pasta to have ready for this recipe.

This is too easy to not try for yourself, give it a go and let me know if you love it as much as we do!!

Can you even handle all of the ingredients you need? I don’t know if I can.

How to Make This Creamy Mac & Cheese

Pour in your cheese pleeeease.

Add your milk. I used whole milk here.

Every last drop!

Add some salt.

….and freshly ground black pepper.

Grab a spoon and stir it all together.

Cover loosely with plastic wrap and microwave for 3 minutes. Stir and microwave for an additional 2 minutes.

Stir until creamy dreamy smooth.

Oh yah!!

Dig in!

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5 Minute Homemade Mac and Cheese

This 5 Minute Mac and Cheese Recipe is super easy to make in the microwave, and it's so much better than store bought macaroni and cheese! You can't fail with this easy, cheesy, creamy mac n' cheese recipe!
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 7 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 356kcal
Author: Jenny
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Equipment

  • Microwave

Ingredients

  • 1/2 lb cooked pasta we used small shells
  • 2 cups Mild shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 3/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Place pasta, cheese, milk, salt and pepper into a microwave safe bowl. Stir to mix.
  • Cover lightly with plastic wrap and microwave for 3 minutes. Stir and microwave for an additional 2 minutes. Stir until creamy and smooth, then serve immediately.

Nutrition

Calories: 356kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 65mg | Sodium: 814mg | Potassium: 161mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 665IU | Calcium: 480mg | Iron: 1mg
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156 Responses
  1. Jubile Skincare

    Hello to every body, it’s my first pay a visit of this weblog;
    this web site includes amazing and truly fine stuff designed for readers.

  2. Dave Mckee

    As a long time dad raising four boys alone, I learned to use whatever I could find in the refer. I have added in weiners cut into 1/2″ pieces and/or summer sausage. I like it with plenty of milk.

  3. Lillian

    I made this recipe exactly as stated but it didn’t come out good. The cheese was so stringy and could ot eat it. I had to throw it all away

  4. Jules

    I`ve just made this for my tea tonight,used the same quantities & ingrediants,result was macaroni swimming in yellow,cheesey liquid,ingrediants needs to state far less milk than listed.

  5. Norm

    5 minutes? Takes longer than that just to make the pasta. Plus I had to dirty another dish to put it in the microwave instead of making sauce in the same one I boiled pasta in. Very stringy and didn’t mix well at all. Better off starting with a roux, making a sauce, and putting it over your pasta.

  6. Toni

    Can lower fat or Skim, be used in this? I am not a fan of milk that is more that isn’t skim, with the exception, of almond, coconut or chocolate milk of course! Just curious ,I wouldn’t want to waste the milk.

  7. Michael in Florida

    WHOA! EASY ON THE MILK! I did not have pasta made up in the refrigerator so I boiled and drained a half pound of elbows first. I had to pour out 2/3 of the liquid after the first 3 minutes in the microwave! After the last 2 minutes of cooking it was fine and delicious! Just be sure to go easy, very easy on the milk if your pasta has just been drained.

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