Recipes and Cooking Homemade Microwave Mac and Cheese Be the first to rate & review! Yes, you can skip the boxed stuff if you want to know how to make mac and cheese in the microwave thanks to our homemade mac and cheese recipe using ingredients you almost certainly already have on hand. By Sammy Mila Sammy Mila Instagram Sammy Mila is a Culinary Specialist/Food Stylist for Better Homes & Gardens. She has also worked with other brands such as Walmart, Food & Wine, AllRecipes, EatingWell, and Forks Over Knives. She has over 10 years of experience and a degree in Culinary Science from Iowa State University. She has led countless projects including recipe development/testing, food photography, food videography, and has even hosted many recipe walkthrough videos. In her spare time, Sammy spends most of day with her toy poodle, Beans! Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on January 10, 2021 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Total Time: 10 mins Servings: 1 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients Nonstick cooking spray ⅓ cup dried elbow macaroni pasta ⅓ cup water Pinch of salt ⅓ cup milk ⅓ cup finely shredded mild cheddar cheese Directions Combine pasta, water and salt in a wide 14- to 16-ounce microwave-safe mug or bowl. Microwave on high 4 ½ - 5 minutes, stirring once or twice during cooking. Add milk and half of the cheese, stir and microwave 1 minute more. Add remaining cheese and stir. Garnish with additional cheese, if desired. Let stand 1 to 2 minutes before serving. Emily Fink Pizza variation Cook pasta as directed above. Omit milk and cheddar cheese. Stir in 1/3 cup marinara sauce and top with 1/3 cup finely shredded Italian blend or mozzarella cheese. Heat as directed above. Do not stir. Garnish with chopped pepperoni, finely shredded basil and/or finely chopped parsley. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 319 Calories 15g Fat 31g Carbs 16g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 1 Calories 319 % Daily Value * Total Fat 15g 19% Saturated Fat 8g 40% Cholesterol 43mg 14% Sodium 432mg 19% Total Carbohydrate 31g 11% Total Sugars 5g Protein 16g Vitamin C 0.2mg 1% Calcium 371mg 29% Iron 0.5mg 3% Potassium 219mg 5% Folate, total 20.3mcg Vitamin B-12 0.8mcg Vitamin B-6 0.1mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.