Who likes mac 'n cheese? Me!! I was craving something today and I knew we had some gluten-free pasta already cooked. There was also some shredded cheese and almond milk. Why not make macaroni and cheese? Since I'm a kid, I wanted to keep it simple. Instead of the stove, I used the microwave.
I told my mom that I wanted to make this, microwave mac 'n cheese, and she said it would be way too complicated, the cheese would stick to the bowl and that she would rather have me use a pan. I promised her I would keep it simple and I did. Want to make this yourself? Here's how:
Easy Single Serve Microwave Gluten-Free Mac and Cheese
1 teaspoon butter
1-2 tablespoons plain, unsweetened almond milk (because that's what we had in the fridge)
1/4 cup shredded cheese (I used a Mexican blend)
about 3/4 cup cooked gluten-free elbow pasta
Optional: 2 teaspoons gluten-free Italian style or plain breadcrumbs
- Add the butter, milk, and cheese to a small microwave-safe bowl. Cook it in the microwave for a minute, stirring it every 20 seconds.
- Once it is fully melted, add the pasta (don't heat the pasta separately; you don't need to waste the bowl). If the pasta is cold, you will need to heat that up, too. Put the bowl back in the microwave and cook it for about 20 seconds (until the pasta is hot).
- If you want to add some seasoning and texture, sprinkle breadcrumbs on top of the mac 'n cheese.
I was thinking, you could also add in some other things like a piece of crumbled, crisp bacon; a few florets of steamed broccoli; cooked, chopped sausage or ground meat; or a few tablespoons of cooked peas.
It was really good, easy, and quick. Tadah! I did it.