Convenient and easy homemade microwaved mac and cheese for one with creamy horseradish bacon cheddar cheese sauce. No dirtying and cleaning up pots and pans. What's not to love?
Let me assure you, this microwaved mac and cheese is just as good as the traditional stovetop or oven baked version. The pasta comes out perfectly al dente. I have used this microwave method to make egg noodles with Brie and bacon. The egg noodles take even less time than elbow macaroni to cook! The sauce was silky, mild, and cheesy with a touch of saltiness. Yum! Try it out!
I need to point out that the bacon topping in today's mac and cheese is entirely optional. Since there is already bacon in the horseradish/cheddar cheese, adding more is not necessary. But I'm a bacon girl, so the more the better. I frequently have leftover cooked bacon in the freezer. The recipe calls for pre-cooked bacon, but you can easily cook your own in the microwave. It literally takes less than 2 minutes (instructions are in the recipe below). I also need to address the parsley in the photos. It is there merely for your viewing pleasure. I don't add it to my own bowl when I make it for myself. Besides, who has time for chopped parsley garnish in a 12-minute meal!?
This recipe is not only great for a party of one at home, but also perfect for settings where cooking amenities are limited, such as in student housing or hotel rooms, where microwaving may be the only cooking option. Plus, this pasta dish is great for the kids for a wholesome meal without the added the preservatives and artificial additives like those store bought versions. And this adult size pasta for one will easily serve two children portions. Enjoy!
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