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Thursday, June 4, 2015

Mac & Cheese in a Mug

I came across this mac n cheese in a mug version while looking for mug cake ideas some time ago. I cook macaroni and cheese from scratch almost everyday for my daughter and this quicker microwave version instantly attracted me. I could somehow retain the recipe in my head for this long though I forgot where I saw it. This mug sized single serving portion takes just around 5 minutes to cook and makes a great impromptu meal for kids.

Ingredients: (Yield 1 serving)
1/3 cup macaroni
1/2 cup water (Add extra 2 to 3 tbsp. water if using a mug.)
1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 cup whole milk

 Method:
* Add macaroni and water to a mug and place it in the microwave.
 
* Place the mug on a large plate to catch drips. Cook for a couple of minutes and stir. Repeat the process until the pasta is done to the desired consistency and all the liquid is absorbed (about 3 to 4 minutes). Add extra water if needed in case if the macaroni is not done.
 
* Remove the mug / bowl from the microwave and add milk and cheese. Stir and cook for one more minute. 
 
* Stir once again before serving. 
 
Notes:
1. My macaroni took about 4 minutes to get done. I added the extra 2 tbsp. of water since the water spilled over during the cooking. Using a large bowl would prevent the spilling.
2. You can cook macaroni directly in the milk instead of water if you want it to be more creamier. And if using milk, I would recommend using a big mug or a bowl and also keep an eye through out the cooking to avoid spilling.

This is my post under '3 Ingredient Dishes'. Check the blogging marathon page to see what my fellow marathoners are cooking for BM#53.

Comments

19 comments:

Sarita said...

Wow! What a quick Mac and cheese recipe.. Looks yummy.

Rajani S said...

Instant version of these popular recipes are very useful.

Srivalli said...

I had earlier done this differently and again planning to do the same as I happened to see the same mug recipes..:)..your first picture looks so classic!

Priya Suresh said...

Thats an ultimate mac n cheese, prefect for a single serving.

The Pumpkin Farm said...

perfect for lonely meal times...looks beautiful

Kalyani said...

Mac and cheese in a jiffy ! Good choice :)

Archana Potdar said...

With the Maggi ban this seems to be a great option. I love this to the core.

vaishali sabnani said...

Wow that's very interesting! I love the way you have fone it.

Harini-Jaya R said...

It is definitely a keeper of a recipe and a boon for older kids.

Chef Mireille said...

wow never knew pasta could cook so quick in the microwave

Pavani N said...

I saw this recipe a while back, but didn't try it. Mac & cheese is my kids favorite too. Will have to try this version sometime.

Usha said...

This is such a quick recipe. Good one.

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

This is such an interesting way to make mac and cheese!

Priya Srinivasan said...

Looks yum and a quick snack!!

Padmajha PJ said...

oh wow!! So gooood!! This seems to be an awesome idea.Superb one Suma....

Sapana Behl said...

Wow that is quick version of mac n cheese. I like your place mat/basket .Did you crochet it ??

Padma Rekha said...

Looks great and a perfect snack for me...

veena krishnakumar said...

oooh...my daughter will love this.

sneha datar said...

This looks delicious and mouthwatering.