One-Bowl Microwave Macaroni and Cheese serves just one
1/2 cup macaroni pasta
1/2 cup water
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup milk, any percent
1/4-1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese (or any other cheese that suits your fancy)
Combine the pasta, the water, and the salt in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH in 2-minute intervals until the pasta is al dente, stirring between each interval.
This should take about 6-8 minutes total. If the pasta absorbs all the water before the pasta is cooked, add another 2 tablespoons of water. Stir in the milk and the cheddar cheese.
Microwave on HIGH in 30-second intervals until the cheese has melted into a creamy sauce, stirring between each interval and 1-1.5 minutes total.
For a creamier sauce, add an extra tablespoon or two of milk and cheese.
Optional Add-Ins – Add any of these along with the milk and cheese. Diced onions, diced peppers, diced tomatoes, leftover meat (shredded or cubed), a few tablespoons of salsa, 1/4 teaspoon dried mustard, 1/2 teaspoon chili powder, 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika.