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Mac N' Cheese Microwaved in mug
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Pasta in a Mug

Pasta in a Mug is the quickest way to cook pasta in a microwave in minutes with little clean up. It's an easy single serve mac n cheese meal kids will love!
Course Entree
Cuisine Pasta
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Calories 380kcal
Author Yumna Jawad


  • cup elbow macaroni pasta uncooked
  • pinch salt
  • cup water
  • cup whole or 2% milk
  • ½ cup finely shredded cheese pre-packaged


  • Combine the macaroni, salt and water in a large wide mug (about 2-cup capacity) and microwave for 4 minutes total, stopping every minute to stir the pasta and allow the boiling water to settle.
  • Check to make sure all the water is absorbed and add up to 30 more seconds of cooking time, if necessary. When the water is all absorbed, add the milk and cheese, and return to the microwave for 1 more minute.
  • Stir the mixture to combine the milk and cheese with the cooked pasta, and allow the pasta to cool for a couple minutes before enjoying.



Storage: Store any leftovers in in the mug covered with plastic wrap in the fridge. It will last about 3 days in the fridge, although it is best consumed immediately. Add a splash of water or milk when reheating.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 380kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 51mg | Sodium: 395mg | Potassium: 257mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 459IU | Calcium: 377mg | Iron: 1mg