Gluten Free DIY Microwaveable Macaroni & Cheese in a Mug Recipe

Friday, November 8, 2013

Do-it-yourself macaroni and cheese done in a mug in a microwave is a perfect lunchtime treat for one!
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DIY Microwaveable Macaroni & Cheese in a Mug 

I love this macaroni and cheese. It's just enough for one person for lunch or a snack. Since everything is cooked in the microwave in a single mug, there's not many dishes either. It's perfect cheat's mac 'n' cheese. I know, I know. That's not exactly macaroni up there. It's fusili. Or spirals. But it's close enough to count, right? Right.

There was a time (in college) when I lived off of Easy Mac.  As a penniless student, boxes of Easy Mac went a long way. But oh, if someone had told me that I could have made it just as easily all by myself without any of that radioactive yellow cheese goop! ...

This is a dead easy recipe. It's always the easy ones that go pop, though. I remember as a child, my oldest brother accidentally put some tin foil in the microwave one day. That didn't go pop. That went bang, spark smoke. And in college, a friend and I were rushing to make snacks during a commercial break in Gilmore Girls. Our snack of choice was one of those Easy Mac microwave bowls and in our haste, we forgot to put any water in. That did go pop. It went pop, flames, smoke. Then the fire alarm went off and the whole dorm was evacuated and we never got to finish that episode of Gilmore Girls. But we learned an important lesson: pasta is surprisingly flammable if cooked in the microwave without liquid.

Luckily, this recipe didn't cause any drama. It's easy to do and delicious. You'll love it. And you'll welcome the break from sandwiches for lunch, too.

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For the macaroni and cheese
1/3 cup water
1/3 cup gluten free pasta
1/3 cup cheese
1 tbsp + 1 tsp water
2 tsp milk
salt and pepper


DIY Microwavable Macaroni & Cheese in a Mug
  1. Put water and the pasta in the mug with a bit of salt.
  2. Pop in the microwave for 4 minutes on high.
  3. Give it a good stir and if you need to, add in the extra tablespoon and teaspoon of water.
  4. Microwave for a further 2 minutes on high.
  5. Add the milk and cheese and give it a good stir.
  6. Microwave for a further 30 seconds on high.
  7. Season to your liking with salt and pepper.
  8. Top with a sprinkling of more cheese.
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Now go in your kitchen and toss out all those boxes of  Easy Mac, will ya?

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