This 5 Minute Mac and Cheese for One is the perfect quick, easy, and tasty dinner or snack. Made either in the microwave or the stove top, and with a bit of pumpkin puree to lighten it up and give it a healthy spin, it's a simple back pocket recipe you'll come back to again and again.
Place the macaroni noodles and the water into a microwave-proof bowl (I used a 2-cup pyrex measuring cup).
Microwave on full power for 2 minutes. Stir.
Microwave for another minute. You'll need to watch it closely to ensure it doesn't boil over (don't worry if it does, just wipe it up and move on). Give the noodles a good stir.
Combine the macaroni noodles and water in a small heavy-bottomed pot.
Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, and boil until the water is nearly all absorbed and the pasta is cooked. This will take about 5 minutes. Note - you may have to add a bit of extra water.
Stir in the cheese, milk, pumpkin purée, and cornstarch.
Let stand for one minute before serving.