Lifestyles Center Blog


Mac & cheese- a college staple. It’s quick, easy, and yummy. But what if I told you it could be even EASIER to make? Crazy, I know. With less than five ingredients, you can enjoy the perfectly-sized portion of your favorite comfort food.



1/3 cup pasta

1/2 cup water

1/4 cup 1% milk

1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese


Combine the pasta and water in a large mug. Microwave on high for two minutes, then stir. If you don’t want the water to overflow, just make this in a very large microwaveable bowl. Repeat this for at least 2 to 4 more minutes, stirring at each 2-minute interval. The water should absorb completely and the pasta will be cooked through.

Remove it from the microwave and stir in the milk and cheese. Microwave for another minute. Stir the cheese thoroughly into the pasta and eat up!


Elana Ginsburg, Lifestyles Center Intern

Emily Klingbeil, Peer Educator