Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Pinterest Recipe Test: Mug Mac 'n Cheese

I LOVE mac 'n cheese! So one day I got a craving, but didn't want to make a big recipe of it and I was feeling lazy (hey we all have those days!). Plus in an effort to eat healthier I have purged the house of all boxed mac 'n cheese and Easy Mac. To Pinterest I went looking for a single serving of mac 'n cheese. I found the following recipe for mac 'n cheese in a mug: 1/3 cup whole grain pasta, 1/2 cup water, 1/4 cup milk, 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese. Tried putting it all in the bug and putting it in the microwave. The result was an EPIC FAIL!! I had water, milk, and melted cheese all over the microwave plus the pasta was dried out. So I played around with the recipe a little to find the perfect balance, and I came up with the following:

Mug Mac 'n Cheese
1. Put 1/3 cup whole grain pasta and 1/2 cup water in a large mug. Microwave for 2-3 minutes. Put a paper towel down since there will be some water than bubbles over.
2. Stir in a little bit of butter (to taste) and 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese. Add a splash of milk (about 1-2 Tbls) to make as creamy as you like.
3. Enjoy!

Here are some pictures to go along with the instructions.

So it doesn't look like the Easy Mac or Kraft box mix, but it's healthier and tastes SO much better! What's your favorite thing to make in a mug?