Massachusetts WIC Program

This recipe was provided by Massachusetts WIC and adapted from  Magazine.

Microwave mac and cheese WIC redipe
Print Recipe
2.67 from 9 votes

Microwavable Macaroni and Cheese

Microwavable whole wheat mac and cheese with veggies
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Main Dish
Servings: 2


  • 1/3 cup whole wheat macaroni pasta, uncooked
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup low-fat milk
  • 1/4 cup frozen peas and/or mashed frozen butternut squash
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • pinch pepper
  • Parmesan cheese for serving (optional)


  • Combine the pasta and water and microwave on high for 2 minutes. Carefully remove from microwave using an oven mitt and stir. Continue to microwave in 2 minute intervals until pasta is fully cooked. This will take about 6-8 minutes depending on the microwave. If the pasta absorbs all of the water before it is cooked, add an additional 2 tablespoons of water.
  • Measure the milk, frozen peas, and cheese and add to the bowl with the pasta. Mix well and place back in the microwave for 1 minute. Stir again and continue to microwave in 30 second intervals until the cheese is melted and the peas are cooked.
  • Optional: If using frozen butternut squash, microwave separately according to package directions, and mash with fork. Add during step 2.
  • Carefully remove from the microwave, cool, and serve with pepper and Parmesan cheese to taste.


Chef Tips
  • For added flavor, try: dried mustard, cayenne, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, and/or Worcestershire sauce.
  • Adjust the type of milk for preference or allergy as needed
  • Try different types of WIC-approved pastas
  • Add in different types of frozen, fresh or canned vegetables such as carrots, green beans, broccoli, tomatoes and/or spinach
NutritionLabel - macaroni and cheese