Microwave Mac and Cheese

Microwave Mac and Cheese 

With Thanksgiving being next week you’d probably expect me to be blogging about my latest holiday dessert recipe.  Instead I’m revealing a recipe you can make quickly for yourself while you are in the midst of all the rest of the holiday cooking.

The grand revelation is my version of microwave mac and cheese for one.

And if I do say so myself, it is light-years ahead of any boxed gluten free mac and cheese you’ll find out there. 

It’s creamy, delicious and possesses all the same luxury as any good homemade stove-top mac and cheese.  But this version is done in less time that it takes to boil the pasta water for regular stove-top mac and cheese methods.  

I think you’re gonna love it.

And for those of you that may be disappointed that this blog isn’t about a Thanksgiving dessert, I do plan to film and edit a video for chewy glazed pumpkin oatmeal cookies and have it up here before the big event.  

After the disappointment a few year back when I made those pumpkin cookies that ended up with more of a cake or muffin-like texture, the recipe for a chewy pumpkin cookie is long overdo.   

Now just cross your fingers that the recipe works and that I can get it done for you in time for the holiday.  

Microwave Mac and Cheese for One
Prep time: 1 min
Cook time: 8 min
Servings: 1-2

  • 3 oz gluten free elbows (I used Sam Mills)
  • 1 ¼ cups milk
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 oz American cheese
  • 2 oz shredded cheddar
  • pinch of cayenne
  • pinch of salt

Video Tutorial

  1. In a medium shallow bowl stir together the elbow macaroni, milk, salt and cayenne being sure that all the elbows have been immersed and are filled with the milk then place a tablespoon of butter on top and microwave for 4 ½ minutes on high.
  2. Stir the bowl well and make sure the pasta is separated then add the American cheese on top of the pasta and microwave on high for 2 ½ minutes.
  3. Stir until the American cheese is fully melted and incorporated with the elbows then stir in the shredded cheddar and microwave for one more minute on high.
  4. Stir and let it stand for another minute and serve.

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