Easy Microwaved Macaroni And Cheese Recipe


Preparation Time5 MinCooking Time16 Min
Ready In21 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexAverageServings4
Main IngredientInterest Group


 Margarine/Butter3 Tablespoon
 All purpose flour2 Tablespoon
 Salt1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Dry mustard1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Pepper1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Red pepper sauce4 Drop
 Milk1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
 Shredded cheddar cheese/1 cup each shredded cheddar and swiss cheese8 Ounce (2 Cups)
 Elbow macaroni7 Ounce, cooked, drained
 Seasoned dry bread crumbs1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 593 Calories from Fat 280

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 31 g48.3%

Saturated Fat 15.4 g77.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 69.3 mg

Sodium 651 mg27.1%

Total Carbohydrates 52 g17.3%

Dietary Fiber 2.3 g9.3%

Sugars 6.6 g

Protein 23 g45.7%

Vitamin A 26.3% Vitamin C 0.37%

Calcium 51.6% Iron 9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Place 3 tablespoons margarine in 2-quart casserole.
Microwave at HIGH (100%) until melted, 30 seconds to 1 minute.
Blend in flour, salt, mustard, pepper and red pepper sauce.
Stir in milk.
Microwave at HIGH (100%) until thickened, 4 to 6 minutes, blending with wire whisk once or twice during cooking.
Stir in cheese.
Microwave at HIGH (100%) to soften cheese, 30 seconds to 1 minute 30 seconds.
Stir in macaroni.
Place 3 tablespoons margarine in small bowl.
Microwave at HIGH (100%) until melted, 30 seconds to 1 minute.
Stir in bread crumbs; sprinkle over casserole.
Microwave at MEDIUM-HIGH (70%) until heated through, 5 to 7 minutes.