Old-Fashioned Macaroni and Cheese for the Microwave

20 mins (cooking 20)
9 ingredients
4-6 servings
When my daughter was little, she used to call this "macaroni and home-made cheese" much to the delight of her grandmother with whom the recipe originated. Grandma always used Velveeta, but we usually use cheddar. I have used whatever I have on hand. Monterey Jack is especially good. Use your favorite cheese. This recipe takes little more effort than a box, is faster than frozen, and is oh so much better than both. Everyone will think you cooked all day.

Categories:  side-dish , pasta,-rice-and-grains , beginner-cook , <-30-mins , easy , quick , microwave , equipment , cheese , pasta , elbow-macaroni , eggs~dairy , time-to-make ,
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Serving Size (243.21 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 992.03 Calories from Fat 287.01
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 31.89g 196.26%
Saturated Fat 8.56g 171.17%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 31.55mg 42.06%
Sodium 812.37mg 135.39%
Total Carbohydrate 139.71g 186.29%
Dietary Fiber 6.13 g 98.03%
Sugars 22.75 g %
Protein 35.73g 285.82%
Vitamin A 824.52IU% Vitamin C 2.24mg%
Calcium 530.0mg% Iron 5.83mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
hot water, onion salt