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Mac and Cheese in a Mug

Make two! Eat one now, refrigerate the other. When ready to eat, microwave until warm.

What You’ll Need
  • ½ cup uncooked elbow macaroni or small shell pasta
  • 1 large ovenproof mug or jar
  • ¼ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • ½ cup milk
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon bread crumbs
What to Do
  1. Before You Begin: Adult: Preheat the oven to 375°F. Melt the butter.
  2. Place the macaroni in the mug. Add the cheese, flour, milk, and salt. Stir lightly with a spoon.


  3. Mix together the melted butter and bread crumbs in a small dish.


  4. Adult: Place the mug on a baking pan. Bake for 25–30 minutes or until the mixture is bubbling on top. Remove the mug and top the macaroni with the bread-crumb mix. Bake for another 3–5 minutes or until the bread crumbs start to brown. Remove from the oven. Let cool for 5–10 minutes. Makes one serving.


Photos by: Guy Cali Associates, Inc.

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