How To Make Kraft Mac And Cheese In The Microwave


How To Make Kraft Mac and Cheese In The Microwave

Learning how to make Kraft mac and cheese in the microwave is very easy and can come in handy when you are hungry but don’t have a stovetop to make your mac and cheese. 

Kraft microwaved mac and cheese

Preparing mac and cheese in the microwave only takes a few minutes, and then you can enjoy your tasty dish. 

Check out the step-by-step instructions below on how you can easily make your box of Kraft mac and cheese in the microwave. 

Microwave Kraft Mac & Cheese

Learning to make your Kraft mac & cheese in the microwave is the perfect thing when you are in a hurry, or looking to make a quick and easy lunch at work. 

Plus, when you know how to make mac & cheese in the microwave, even the kids can make lunch or dinner with a little supervision. 

There are lots of good reasons why you should learn to make kraft mac & cheese in the microwave, and we are going to walk you through a very easy step-by-step process of how to do this. 

How to Fix Kraft Mac & Cheese in the Microwave

Fixing Kraft mac & cheese in the microwave is not much different from making it on the stovetop. The main difference is that you use the microwave rather than the stovetop burner. 

You will also want to use the cheese packet included in the box and add milk and butter as suggested on your box. 

Now let’s take a look at the step-by-step process of how to make Kraft macaroni and cheese in a microwave. 

Kraft microwaved mac and cheese in bowl

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Ingredients For microwave Kraft mac & cheese

1 box of kraft mac & cheese 



Cheese packet


How To Make Microwave Kraft Mac & Cheese

Cook Pasta

Begin by pouring your noodles from the box into a microwave-safe bowl. Cover the noodles in water in the microwave for approximately 8 to 10 minutes on high or until the water is mostly evaporated and the noodles are cooked so that they are soft. 

It is a really good idea to check on your macaroni and cheese when it’s about four minutes in and remove it from the microwave and stir it thoroughly before you continue microwaving. 

Cheese It Up

After your pasta is cooked, most of the water should now be evaporated so you can simply add your cheese. Add your cheese packet, along with milk and butter if desired. Stir until combined. 

Special Touches

If you are able to find it or have it on hand, we strongly encourage you to add two slices of American Single Kraft cheese to your mac & cheese. Stir your cheese until it is combined with your mac & cheese. This makes the overall flavors of your macaroni and cheese so much better. 

Make It a Meal

There are other add-ins you can include in your macaroni and cheese as well if you wish. There are some favorites to include are a can of peas that have been drained, cooked slices of hotdogs, cooked pieces of bacon, or cooked broccoli florets.

If you want to make it into more of a meal, you can add one of these, or even a few of these suggestions to your mac & cheese to make it a well-rounded meal. 

Kraft microwaved mac and cheese close up side

Tips for this Easy Mac n’ Cheese recipe

Noodles. The key to success in getting your noodles to turn out well is to first include enough water, but not too much, and second cook them long enough in the microwave but don’t overcook them. 

If you end up with too much water and your noodles are done you can always drain them out when it’s left, or if your noodles are still raw and your water is completely evaporated, you may want to add more water so that you can continue cooking your noodles. Honestly making Kraft mac & cheese in the microwave is just about the easiest meal you can make. 

Kraft Cheese American Singles. We enjoy adding two slices of Kraft mac & cheese Singles to our cooked mac & cheese. This makes it extra cheesy and allows it to taste more realistic, rather than quite so artificial. 

You can use American, or Swiss cheese for your microwaved mac & cheese, whatever you prefer as long as it’s the Singles so that they will melt easily in your dish. 

Add-Ins. If you want, you could always add additional ingredients into your mac & cheese. Some people enjoy adding things like cooked slices of hotdogs, cooked bacon pieces, peas, or even broccoli. You’re creative and add whatever you like into the mac & cheese to make it a more well-rounded dish. 

Milk Substitutes. You might be wondering if it is necessary to add milk to your microwaved Kraft mac and cheese, and surprisingly it is not a must. If you wish to replace your milk, you can easily include a bit more water in your pasta and simply use the pasta water to replace your milk. You can also check out this article for other Milk Substitutes for Mac and Cheese

Kraft microwaved mac and cheese farther out


Can you cook a regular box of Kraft Mac and Cheese in a microwave?

Absolutely. Although Kraft sells specific packets in a microwaveable bowl, you can also use a box of mac and cheese to make in the microwave. 

What’s the secret to making amazing Macaroni and Cheese?

The secret to making amazing macaroni and cheese is first to make sure your pasta noodles are cooked until al dente, then you can prepare it according to the box instructions. We also strongly recommend adding a couple of slices of cheese singles to your mac and cheese for it to taste fabulous. 

What can you add to Microwave Mac and Cheese?

Besides adding a couple of slices of cheese singles, you could also add peas, broccoli, hot dogs, or bacon bits. These are a few of the more common add-ins for mac and cheese, but you can also add any other ingredients you enjoy! 

Can you put milk in microwavable mac and cheese?

We recommend that you add milk to your mac and cheese after it has been microwaved, rather than during the microwave process. This allows your milk to not overcook. 

Kraft microwaved mac and cheese bowl of mac

How To Make Kraft Mac and Cheese In The Microwave

Preparing your box of Kraft mac and cheese in the microwave is easy and you can enjoy it in a matter of minutes. This recipe is perfect for when you don’t have access to a stovetop or you are looking for a quick and super-easy way to make your mac and cheese. Give this a try, then comment below and let us know how it went for you! 

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Faith is the resident baking expert of this sister duo, and first started baking at age ten when she learned to make chocolate chip cookies on her own. From there she went on to have her own night of the week to make dinner for the whole family. She is excited to share amazing recipes and a love of food, and help you become kitchen smart!

2 thoughts on “How To Make Kraft Mac And Cheese In The Microwave”

  1. I’ve been DYING for boxed mac n cheese, but don’t have a stove to use as I am in an assisted living. I was so wondering how to actually DO it. Thanks to you, I got a real good bowl of it. THANK YOU!


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