Cozy Mac & Cheese in a Mug Recipe Is the Easy Comfort Food You Crave

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We got the chance to chat with Food Network star Sunny Anderson about her favorite comfort foods (she just created several recipes for the hotel chain Extended Stay America).

"Anything in a mug is comfort food," she says. "It's something you cuddle up with."

And her go-to in-a-mug dish is mac and cheese. Ours, too! It's popular with moms and kids alike, and you can make a single serving in the microwave in minutes without sacrificing that yummy, creamy flavor.

And lucky us -- Anderson shared her own super easy mac and cheese in a mug recipe. It's one she swears by.


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Sunny Anderson's Mac & Cheese in a Mug


  • 1/4 cup dried macaroni pasta
  • Water to cover
  • 1/4 cup cream or milk
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese (cheddar, Jack, or any other cheese that melts well)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasonings (optional)


1. Put pasta in a mug and cover with water. Microwave for 2 minutes, stir, microwave 2 minutes more, stir, and microwave again for another couple minutes if you still want your pasta softer. Drain.

2. Pour in cream, shredded cheese, and seasonings immediately. Stir well and enjoy!


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