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Mac in a Mug

Mac in a Mug

Mac in a mug—the quick and easy meal that’s just as cute as it is tasty—allows you to make a full meal or small snack with minimal effort and only a few ingredients. And adding some buttery Jarlsberg to the mix makes convenience and ease, a little more special.

So, if you’re a mom or a dad on the chopping block, getting back from a late night commute, or simple having one of those “I really don’t feel like cooking” nights, there’s no better option than this time-saving twist on a classic.

Here’s everything you need, to make creamy and delicious, mac in a mug!

Prep Time: 5 Minutes

Cook Time: 5 Minutes

Total Time: 10 Minutes

Ingredients (Serving Size for One)

  • ⅓ cup pasta
  • ¾ cup cold water
  • 4 tablespoons milk or almond milk for a lactose-free alternative
  • ¼ teaspoons cornstarch
  • 4 tablespoons Jarlsberg® shredded cheese, grated
  • salt and pepper


  1. Add the macaroni and water in a large microwavable mug. Make sure the mug is large, as the water will boil up.
  2. Microwave until the pasta is fully cooked. Be aware of what microwave you have, because timing will vary. For a 1000W microwave, you’ll want to microwave your mug for 4-5 minutes.
  3. Take the mug and pour through a strainer.
  4. Add macaroni back into the mug.
  5. Stir in the milk, cornstarch, and shredded Jarlsberg cheese.
  6. Microwave for another 60 seconds to create your sauce.
  7. Stir well.
  8. Season with salt and pepper—and enjoy!
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Where To Buy

In addition to all major grocery stores, you can find Jarlsberg® at your local gourmet deli in the specialty cheese section.
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