Simon Rimmer ’s microwave mac ’n’ cheese


A warm, indulgent bowl of macaroni and cheese has been a comfort food staple for years. In fact, recipes resembling our modern-day dish are described in cookbooks as far back as the 14th century!

It’s most well-known as a quintessential American diner dish, but with Brits unable to resist its simple, rich temptation it also started appearing on pub menus in the UK much more frequently around a decade ago.

Its simplicity makes it great for home-cooking as well, especially as a quick and easy meal created in the microwave.

Simon Rimmer talks us through his hassle-free version, featuring a generous helping of mozzarella and cheddar cheese…


  • 65g macaroni.
  • 125ml water.
  • 35g grated mozzarella.
  • 35g grated cheddar.
  • 25ml milk.
  • 15g peas.


  1. Mix the macaroni and water, place in a large mug or a bowl.
  2. Microwave for 4 minutes – stir 3. Microwave again for 2 minutes - stir.
  3. Microwave for a further 1 minute - stir.
  4. The pasta should now be cooked and still have a little water at the bottom.
  5. Add the cheese, milk and peas, mix well.
  6. Microwave for a final 45 seconds, and voila your mac ‘n’ cheese is ready!


You could serve up as a main meal with some crusty bread, or as a side dish - delicious either way.

Microwaves are a great addition to the kitchen for when time is short; quick cooking and heating times help to preserve the nutrients in food while providing the ultimate convenience, view our full range here.

If you’re looking for a playlist to cook along to, Simon has pulled together his favourite mood-boosting tracks, that you can listen to on Spotify.

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