Microwave Macaroni and Cheese

Microwave Macaroni and Cheese

Kristin Gowin 0

"A nice microwave alternative to baked macaroni and cheese. Vary the recipe by using farfalle, fusilli, or rotini pasta. You may add cooked chicken or tuna to this recipe for a more hearty meal."

Ingredients 25 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 659 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 659 kcal
  • 33%
  • Fat:
  • 35.2 g
  • 54%
  • Carbs:
  • 54g
  • 17%
  • Protein:
  • 31.2 g
  • 62%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 92 mg
  • 31%
  • Sodium:
  • 1159 mg
  • 46%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large pot with boiling salted water cook the elbow macaroni until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a 2-quart microwave-safe covered casserole dish, cook the onions and butter or margarine on high for 3 to 4 minutes.
  3. Add the cooked and drained pasta, milk, and cubed cheese and stir. Cook for 11 to 12 minutes on high, stirring well after 4, 8, and 11 minutes. The mixture will still be runny at this stage. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Let stand for 5-8 minutes before serving. The sauce will thicken as it cools slightly.
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Reviews 21

  1. 25 Ratings


this was good even though i completely switched some things around. i didnt use any spices and i just combined the macaroni and some sour cream along with some sharp cheddar (didnt have any processed cheese) and it came out really gooey and good!


I'm rating this based on time and ease to prepare. It's almost as good as my baked recipe that takes 4 times as long. I didn't have an onion and my kids are big on onion anyway, so I used onion powder instead to give it some flavor. My 3 kids and husband ate it up!


This was great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My children loved it so so much! Two thumbs up!!!!!!!