Mac n Cheese in a Mug? Oh, yeah!

If you follow my blog, you will know my attempt at making chocolate cake in a mug did not go well. I am not really sure what happened. Maybe it was the fact I hate failing at something so simple or the fact that having something in a mug is appealing to me, but I now have an obsession with recipes in a mug.

So imagine my excitement when I found out you could make delicious mac n cheese in a mug. Not the processed, powder cheese kind but the really, cheesy, gooey kind. I was sold.

It is very simple to make:

Add 1/3 cup of pasta and 1/2 cup of water in a mug. Microwave on high for 2 minutes ( the water will spill from the mug, this is expected) stir, microwave for another 2 minutes, stir, and you may need to do it another two minutes depending on your microwave. Add a little milk and a handful of cheese and stir.

So, did I succeed. YES! I succeeded and it was delicious! See:

Mac n Cheese in a mug

I love mac n cheese, so this is going to be a great addition to my recipe book because now I can have it quick and any time. Plus it is a little better for you than the pre-processed ones.

Till We Dish Again,


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Bobbie is a handbag addict who has a passion for product reviews, tech, and food. Her first loves are her daughters, Dakotah and Alianna. Her second loves are bacon and coffee. Lots of bacon and coffee.


  1. says

    This looks quick and easy… I prefer to make a big batch of mac and cheese the old fashioned way and just piece it out into smaller containers and freeze them before the final cooking phase… that way I get really creamy mac and cheese in a microwavable size…

  2. says

    LOVE this idea! My daughter is addicted to Easy Mac, so I’m going to try this with her tomorrow since we’re breaking away from processed foods.

  3. terry says

    I fixed the overflow problem by cooking the whole thing at 20% power. If you use a large mug, the water boils almost to the top and backs down, then comes back up, over and over. I cooked the water, milk and macaroni at the same time. I also added about 1/2 tsp. butter to the water, milk and mac. I stirred mine about every couple of minutes, just to make sure it didn’t lump. When most of the liquid was absorbed, and the mac was tender, I stirred in cheddar cheese and put it back into the microwave, again at 20% power until the cheese was melted. NO BOIL OVER at the lesser power with a large mug.

  4. Peggy says

    I just read that you tried cake,that is funny since i just dd a microwave coffee cup .Ok this what i did .i took a angle food cake and chocolate cake and mixed it together in a baggie you can use any flavor cake ,i like chocolate.take 3 tbsp of mix 2 tbsp water a coffee cup and microwave for 45 sec,
    the recipe said 1 minute but that was to long made it tough ,so tried it the second time for 45 sec and it was good,hope this helps enjoy let me know Peggy


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