This recipe for “instant” macaroni and cheese uses real shredded cheddar, not the bright orange powder that comes with prepackaged microwavable mac and cheese. That alone makes it a win in our book.

Whip up this dish from The View from Great Island whenever you need some quick comfort food. It only requires four ingredients!

You will need:

  • 1/3 cup small macaroni elbow noodles
  • ½ cup water
  • ¼ cup milk
  • ½ cup prepackaged finely shredded cheese (Sue of The View from Great Island recommends a cheddar/Jack blend)

Get the full recipe.

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