Microwaved Box Macaroni and Cheese

AuthorDelphineousCategoryDifficultyBeginner
Yields4 Servings
Prep Time5 minsCook Time10 minsTotal Time15 mins

Our favorite boxed Macaroni and Cheese manufacturer removed the microwave instructions from the box. That's okay, we already perfected it anyway - No straining required.

 1 Box of commercial Macaroni and Cheese (and its flavor packet)
 0.50 cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese (Sharp)
 4 tbsp Butter (Unsalted)
 4 tbsp Milk (Whole)
 1.50 cups Water
Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 2.5 ounces

Servings 4


Amount Per Serving
Calories 400Calories from Fat 150
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 2.5g13%
Cholesterol 13mg5%
Sodium 600mg25%
Total Carbohydrate 48g16%
Dietary Fiber 2g8%
Sugars 6g
Protein 10g20%

Vitamin A 15%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 20%
Iron 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

1

Put the water into a large microwave safe bowl, usually glass or ceramic is safest.
Add the dried macaroni and butter. Microwave for 5 minutes on high. (1000W models)

2

Be careful handling the bowl and its ingredients - they'll be hot!
Stir the macaroni in the water, breaking up any clumps.

3

Put the bowl back into the microwave for another 5 minutes on high. (1000W models)

4

Be careful handling the bowl and its ingredients. Stir in the flavor packet and shredded cheddar cheese.

5

Add half of the milk and mix in thoroughly. Add the remaining milk as needed until the cheese sauce is creamy with no lumps.

 

Ingredients

 1 Box of commercial Macaroni and Cheese (and its flavor packet)
 0.50 cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese (Sharp)
 4 tbsp Butter (Unsalted)
 4 tbsp Milk (Whole)
 1.50 cups Water

Directions

1

Put the water into a large microwave safe bowl, usually glass or ceramic is safest.
Add the dried macaroni and butter. Microwave for 5 minutes on high. (1000W models)

2

Be careful handling the bowl and its ingredients - they'll be hot!
Stir the macaroni in the water, breaking up any clumps.

3

Put the bowl back into the microwave for another 5 minutes on high. (1000W models)

4

Be careful handling the bowl and its ingredients. Stir in the flavor packet and shredded cheddar cheese.

5

Add half of the milk and mix in thoroughly. Add the remaining milk as needed until the cheese sauce is creamy with no lumps.

Microwaved Box Macaroni and Cheese

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