How to make kraft mac and cheese in the microwave? Answered.

How to make kraft mac and cheese in the microwave?
How to make kraft mac and cheese in the microwave?

Since Kraft rolled out the Easy Mac product which is quite far from tasty, they removed the instructions on “how to make kraft mac and cheese in the microwave” from their original Mac and cheese boxes. In turn, this decision makes it quite a bit difficult to make mac and cheese for new buyers. Because while microwaving macaroni the level of water you put in should be proper to make it neither too dry nor flooded in water.

Regardless of that issue, we can’t deny that Kraft Mac and cheese is so much convenient to have in your kitchen. Not only is Kraft mac and cheese cheaper than others, but it’s also super easy and time-saving to make in microwaves. Simply pour water into it, turn on the microwave in 3-4 minutes, and voila! It is ready to serve.

One of the favorite dinner dishes of my kids is Mac and Cheese. However, my work is so busy to spend time making mac and cheese for my three little girls. So I limit having mac and cheese dinner once a month which disappoints my kids a bit. When I found out about microwaveable Kraft mac and cheese, it was like the best solution for both me and my kids. At first, I’m a little bit suspicious about how does it taste, but it comes out pretty delicious and most importantly my kids love it.

Furthermore, I can also teach my girls how to make Kraft mac and cheese in microwaves. Because using microwaves is much safer than stoves for children. So, I don’t have to worry that my child will get burnt when cooking with a pot of boiling water. In turn, whenever I’m busy with my job, they can feed themself their favorite meal.

How to make Kraft mac and cheese in the microwave? Ingredients, equipments, and instructions

a large bowl of Kraft mac and cheese cooked in microwwaves
The result of cooking Kraft mac and cheese in the microwave

Given the fact that Kraft mac and cheese is easy to cook in a microwave can be ready within minutes, it’s a quite small single-serve meal. So, if you plan to make mac and cheese dinner for your entire family by using Kraft mac and cheese, this single-served option is not quite a good idea for you. Personally speaking, I think this meal is a perfect option for children’s meals, but it’s only like a light/ quick meal that an adult should go for if you are hungry while you’re in the middle of something.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/3 cups hot water
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 7.25 OZ (206 grams) package of Kraft Macaroni and Cheese
  • 1/4 cup milk

Equipment

  • 1 microwaveable bowl to contain your delicous Kraft mac and cheese. ( You should prepare 2 quarts microwave-safe dish or larger to prevent water boiling over while cooking in microwave).
  • 1 small bowl to make your cheese sauce.
  • Microwave.

Instructions

  • Pour water into a 2-quart bowl, then place it in microwave to heat the water for one minute.
  • Aftern unboxing the package of Kraft mac and cheese, put a side the packet of cheese sauce. Then, put all of the macaroni pasta from the package into the bowl of water. Before putting that bowl into the microwave, you may want to stir the pasta for some time.
  • Put it in the microwave and turn on microwave at high heat. Keep it in for around 5-7 minutes. (Don’t cover it with anything). During this time, you should keep stiring the pasta in every one or two minutes to make sure the pasta do not stick together.
  • You can tell that your pasta is ready when it absorbs all the water in the bowl. You should watch it during the cooking process because it’s quite easy to be over-cooked.
  • After taking the dish out from the microwave, add either margarine or butter and mix it until it’s well-combined.
  • Take a small bowl and pour 1/4 cup milk into it. Then, sprinkle your cheese sauce powder to make cheese sauce.
  • Pour the sauce over your pasta and it’s ready to serve.

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How to make Kraft Mac and Cheese in the microwave better?

A cheesy meal of Kraft mac and cheese with broccoli and extra cheese
Microwaved Kraft mac and cheese with broccoli and extra cheese

If the original Kraft mac and cheese is boring to eat, we have some recommendations that you can try to enhance the flavor of your food and make it more nutritious.

  • I know there are quite a few people don’t like the blandness, so simply add a spoon of Dijon mustard and you will undercuts the flat taste of the basic cheese sauce.
  • You can also replace the margarine with cream cheese, for extra creaminess, or olive oil, for a bit of sophistication. To amp up the cheesiness, supplement or replace the included Kraft cheese packet with other cheeses. Freshly grated Parmesan adds refinement, but you can introduce other flavor notes with feta, bleu or crumbled cheddar cheeses. 
  • Adding some freshly grated Parmesan cheese will amp up the cheesiness if you like. Or you can use Feta, Bleu, or Cheddar to make a different taste.
  • For extra creaminess, other than using butter or margatine, use cream cheese.
  • A pri-mixed blend of dried herbs or red pepper flake also is great option for final touches.
  • If you want to consume some more nutritions or fiber, you can cook some frozen broccoli in the microwave as well after the pasta is done. Then, comebine it with canned tuna and a bit of sour cream. It will be a nourishing meal to recharge your battery.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How to make kraft mac and cheese without microwave?

If you find it too complicated since you have to open the microwave door a few times to stir the pasta, you can use a stove to cook the pasta. Using a stove, you need to put more water than the amount that we recommended above into the pot of pasta to prevent it from drying. Besides that, it’s also not quite safe for children to use, so you should not let your kids do it on their own.

How to make kraft mac and cheese in the microwave without milk?

Yes, you can do it without milk. When mixing the cheese sauce, just be careful about the amount of water you add in to keep the creamy taste of it. Start with less.

As Kraft mac and cheese can be ready to serve within a few minutes, so many people pick it up as a delicious and quick meal to have while they’re hungry but they’re also in the middle of something. This article on Bourbon O shows you how to make kraft mac and cheese in the microwave so that you can save plenty of your time to work or study.

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