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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
Keyword best homemade mac and cheese, best mac and cheese, best mac and cheese recipe, easy homemade mac and cheese, easy mac and cheese recipe, homemade mac and cheese, homemade mac and cheese recipe
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 356kcal
Author Jenny


  • Microwave


  • 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


  • 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.


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