Microwave macaroni cheese

Want a comforting macaroni cheese quickly, without too many pots and pans to wash up afterwards? Look to your microwave – and our three-cheese recipe…

  • Prep:10 mins
    Cook:15 mins
  • Serves 2
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 665
  • fat 31g
  • saturates 19g
  • carbs 65g
  • sugars 0g
  • fibre 4g
  • protein 30g
  • salt 1.5g


  • 150g macaroni or spirali pasta
  • 1 tbsp cornflour
  • 185ml milk
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 45g mature gruyère, grated
  • 45g extra mature cheddar, grated
  • 2 tbsp parmesan, grated
  • 15g unsalted butter


  1. Put the pasta in a ceramic or glass microwavable bowl. Pour over 700ml boiling water and cook for 2 mins on high; stir and repeat twice more (6 mins in total). Drain the pasta and return it to the bowl.

  2. Put the cornflour and 1 tbsp milk into a jug and stir to make a paste. Add the remaining milk and mix well. Pour over the pasta.

  3. Mix in the mustard, along with the grated gruyère and cheddar, and stir well. You can cook the pasta in the same bowl or tip it into a microwavable serving dish.

  4. Cook on high for 5 mins, stirring halfway through. Sprinkle over the parmesan and dot with small pieces of butter. Cook for a further 2 mins, then serve with a good grating of black pepper, if you like.

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