Home-Style Mac and Cheese


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Made in the microwave, this dish has all the ease of the blue-box, but with home-style taste.


  • 1 (16 oz.) package macaroni
  • 1 C. American cheese
  • 1 (8 oz.) package extra sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 C. butter


Cook elbow macaroni according to package directions. Drain. Meanwhile, cut up butter, American cheese, and sharp cheese into 1 inch squares for easy melting. Separate butter and cheeses into two equal size portions. Begin with one of the butter and cheese portions, microwave on 50% power for 7 minutes. Remove from microwave and stir well. Add second portion of butter and cheese to melted mixture. Microwave an additional 7 minutes on 50% power. Remove and stir well. Pour cheese mixture over cooked macaroni and stir until noodles are coated with butter and cheese mixture. Allow to stand for 10 minutes before serving.

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