Making Mac and Cheese in a Mug Is the Secret to Happiness ½ cup pasta (any shape will do, but we used good ol' elbow macaroni)½ cup water¼ cup whole milk¼ cup shredded cheddar cheese¼ cup Gruyere cheese ¼ cup smoked goudaOptional toppings: ketchup, bread crumbs, crushed red pepperCombine pasta and water in the mug (Note: you’ll want to use a larger mug to ensure the boiling water doesn’t overflow).,Heat for two minutes, then stir.,Repeat the process until noodles reach desired texture.,Remove from the microwave, add milk and cheese, and stir.,Let cool slightly, then enjoy!

Making Mac and Cheese in a Mug Is the Secret to Happiness

No magic abilities required

As we've documented, mac and cheese can take on many forms. You can stuff it in things, stuff things into it, and of course make it with hundreds (thousands, millions?!) of different cheese combinations.

Obviously there's a cheese combination for everyone, but is there a mac and cheese for everyone? Well, if there wasn't, there is now.

This recipe is simple, but big on flavor. It's easy enough for kids to make, yet clever enough for adults looking to sneak mac and cheese around the office. Simply put, it's perfect.

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CheeseRank's Mug Mac and Cheese

Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 5 min
Serves: 1

Ingredients
  • ½ cup pasta (any shape will do, but we used good ol' elbow macaroni)
  • ½ cup water
  • ¼ cup whole milk
  • ¼ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • ¼ cup Gruyere cheese
  • ¼ cup smoked gouda
  • Optional toppings: ketchup, bread crumbs, crushed red pepper
Instructions
  1. Combine pasta and water in the mug (Note: you’ll want to use a larger mug to ensure the boiling water doesn’t overflow).
  2. Heat for two minutes, then stir.
  3. Repeat the process until noodles reach desired texture.
  4. Remove from the microwave, add milk and cheese, and stir.
  5. Let cool slightly, then enjoy!
Making Mac and Cheese in a Mug Is the Secret to Happiness