Easy Microwave Mac N' Cheese




Introduction: Easy Microwave Mac N' Cheese

About: My name is Kellie and I'm a physicist with a passion for crafting! I love learning new skills and making things. Some of my many passions are sewing, quilting, drawing, painting, crocheting, upholstery, baki...

Anyone who really knows me knows that I eat, breathe, and live mac n' cheese! It doesn't matter what kind or how you make it, if there are noodles and cheese in it I will eat it! It is also probably the reason I still have my baby cheeks...

In this tutorial I will show you how to make my easiest mac n' cheese recipe that originated from my aunt. I am big on family and I am big on carrying on traditions. This is so easy a child could make it, however it is still cheesy and tastes great. If you are craving homemade and are tired of the boxed mac n' cheese, take 15-20 minutes to make this recipe!

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Step 1: Ingredients and Tools


- 16 oz macaroni noodles
- 1 small onion
- 1 1/2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup half and half
- 1/4 cup butter


- 2 quart pot
- Strainer
- Microwave
- Microwave safe container
- Cutting board
- Chopping knife
- Rubber spatula or Wooden spoon

Step 2: Boil Noodles

First boil your noodles as directed by the package of noodles you purchased.

Step 3: Prep While Noodles Boil

- While noodles boil chop onion into smal pieces. Add onions, butter, and salt in your microwave safe bowl.
- Microwave on high for 3 minutes until butter is melted and onions are translucent.
- Stir mixture together.
- Mix in 1/4 cup of shredded cheese.

Step 4: Add Your Noodles

- Once your noodles are done boiling strain the remaining water from the pot.
- Pour half your noodles into the cheese and onion mixture and stir together.
- Stir in the remaining noodles making sure the butter, chees, and onion mixture evenly coats the noodles.

Step 5: Add Your Cheese

- Add 1 1/4 cup of shredded cheese to the top of the noodles.
- Microwave on high for 5 minutes.
- Remove from microwave and stir melted cheese in with the noodles.
- Stir in 1/4 cup of half and half.

Step 6: Enjoy Your Mac N' Cheese

Scoop yourself a heaping helping and enjoy your cheesy noodles!

When I make these noodles they don't last long. I have a family that sneaks over in order to get their fair share. Even my adult siblings leave their homes to come and get some. It is definitely easy and good comfort food. Give it a try!

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    3 years ago

    Dang. Now I'm hungry. Thanks Kellie!


    3 years ago

    if you wanted to do it all in the microwave you could always cook the noodles in the microwave to i usually put them in a bowl and fill with about a half inch over the noodles then microwave for 6 mins stir them 6 mins and stir again until tender stain if you need to but this does look good will have to try it