Microwave Mac and Cheese

The Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups macaroni
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • Salt
  • 1 cup yellow American cheese (about 4 ounces), grated
  • 1 cup pepper Jack or Monterey Jack cheese (about 4 ounces), grated
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan
  • 2 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

How to Prepare

Stir the macaroni, 1 cup of the milk and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a microwave-safe 4-quart bowl. (It is important that you use a bowl large enough to prevent the milk from boiling over.) Cover tightly with plastic wrap; cut a small slit in the center with the tip of a paring knife to vent excess steam. Microwave on high (at 100 percent power) for 4 minutes in either a 1,100- or a 700-watt oven. Uncover (be careful to avoid the hot steam) and stir. Cover and microwave on high (at 100 percent power) until the macaroni is about two-thirds cooked, a little harder than al dente, 1 1/2 minutes in a 1,100-watt oven or 3 1/2 minutes in a 700-watt oven.

Add the remaining cup of milk, American cheese, Jack cheese, Parmesan, cream cheese and mustard. Stir well, cover tightly and microwave on high (at 100 percent power) until all the cheeses have melted, 4 minutes in an 1,100-watt oven or 4 1/2 in a 700-watt oven. Stir until thoroughly combined. If there are still some pieces of unmelted cheese, microwave again, covered, in 30-second increments. (The sauce will continue to thicken as it sits.) If desired, transfer to a decorative dish for serving.

Please follow and like us:
Please follow and like us:
RSS
Follow by Email
Twitter
Visit Us
YouTube
Pinterest
LinkedIn
Share
Instagram

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

error

Enjoy this blog? Please spread the word :)

Enjoy this blog? Please spread the word :)