Q: When making their food, some people tend to use a lot of melted cheese. It is not surprising that they are curious about using a microwave for fast melting. Let’s see if it is possible to melt cheese in a microwave.
How We Melt Cheddar Cheese in a Microwave?
If you would like to place some melted cheddar cheese over your pizza, you might want to have that cheese melted as fast as possible. Probably the fastest way to do it is by using your microwave.
First of all, you have to realize which type of cheddar cheese you have at your home. It can be mild, sharp or extra sharp, and this quality affects its melting ability. Mild cheddar cheese melts faster than the other two types and extra sharp will be the slowest to melt.
Then you should take a box grater and shred the cheese. It is better if your cheddar cheese is cold, so it should stay in a fridge for about half an hour prior to the shredding process.
When you have shredded it, leave it a bit at the room temperature to save the microwave’s energy usage. Then place your shredded cheddar cheese in a bowl and put the bowl in the microwave. The shorter the melting period is, the less greasy your cheese will be.
For the best results, you should melt your cheddar cheese from 10 to 15 seconds depending on its quality (whether it is mild, sharp, or extra sharp) on a low heat program.
You Can Make Cheese Sauce in the Microwave
This is an easy process and the final product is better than anything similar you’ve ever tasted. All you need to do is following:
- Grate your cheese (cheddar or parmesan) into a wide and shallow dish.
- Pour some milk over the cheese to cover it as much as possible.
- On the other side, take some cornstarch and pour some milk over it to dissolve it.
- Mix the cornstarch with the cheese in the dish.
- Cover the dish (not completely) and place it in the microwave.
- Heat the mixture for two minutes at the lowest temperature.
- Take out the dish and stir the cheese with starch once more.
- Return the dish to the microwave for two minutes more of heating.
- Add salt if you want to and serve the sauce hot.
Mac and Cheese from the Microwave
Each food is much healthier when prepared at home. Having that in mind, if you are a fan of Mac and cheese, here is the process to prepare it on your own.
Take some noodles and place them into a glass bowl together with the same amount of hot water. For example, if you have taken one cup of noodles, then pour one cup of water. Still, this will much depend on your common sense, so be careful not to make your bowl full and not to cause water coming out of the bowl. Also, be sure to cover all the noodles with water.
Place the bowl in the microwave for 6 minutes at the middle power. If you cover your bowl with lid, you should be careful to leave some space for the steam to come out, so you must not completely cover the bowl. It would be also fine to leave it uncovered.
After 6 minutes, take out the bowl and place some cheese cut into cubes onto it together with a tablespoon of margarine. Return the bowl into the microwave for 15-20 seconds more to have that cheese and margarine melted.
After that time, take out the bowl and stir the content to have it evenly spread. Bon Appetit!