MY KIDS FAVORITE SINGLE-SERVE HOMEMADE MACARONI & CHEESE! CREAMY, CHEESY, QUICK WITH REAL INGREDIENTS MAC N CHEESE FOR ONE!
Course Main, Side Dish
Cuisine American, southern
Keyword cheddar cheese, mac n cheese, microwaved, single serving
Prep Time 5minutes
Cook Time 6minutes
Total Time 11minutes
Author Divas Can Cook
1 1/2cupswateror enough to cover pasta by at least an inch
thin slice of butter(enough to lightly coat macaroni)
generous pinch black pepper
generous pinch smoke paprikaoptional
3tablespoonssharp cheddar cheeseshredded
Add macaroni and water into a large microwave-safe bowl.
Microwave for 6 minutes or until al dente (see note)
Very carefully remove from microwave (bowl will be hot) and drain off all excess water.
Stir in butter until macaroni is lightly coated.
Add salt, pepper and smoked paprika.
Taste macaroni, it should taste seasoned well seasoned.
Stir in cheese until it is melted. (You really have to stir it good to get it nice and creamy and for the cheese to get well distributed. Make sure that the macaroni is still super hot so the cheese melts right)
Microwave time varies! The first time you make this I suggest microwaving for 6 minutes and then checking it after 30 second intervals after that until you know how long your microwave needs in order to cook al dente. Do not overcook!