Mac And Cheese Cupcakes

Macaroni and cheese is one of my all-time favorite comfort foods. It’s easy to make, delicious and it makes everyone happy. There are many ways to dress up this classic dish, but the best form for a party is as as a finger-food appetizers — Mac and Cheese Cupcakes.

Mac & Cheese Cupcakes
My sister brought these Mac and Cheese Cupcakes to a party last year, and I couldn’t stop eating them. They are ridiculously good! Ohhh the crunchy topping – I am getting hungry just thinking about it! They are the perfect appetizer for a party because everyone loves them and they are crazy easy to make.

Party tip —  you can make them ahead of time and reheat for the party.

Macaroni and Cheese Cupcakes
By the way even if you aren’t throwing a party, my kids think Mac and Cheese Cupcakes are a fun way to eat macaroni and cheese. Because isn’t food more fun when you can eat it with your hands? So they are just as much fun for dinner. 

Mac and Cheese Cupcakes

Everyone’s comfort food in a handheld form – Mac and Cheese Cupcakes! Whether you are making these for a party or just for dinner, everyone will gobble them up!

My favorite muffin tin

Ingredients:

  • 1 box macaroni noodles
  • 2 8oz blocks sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup milk

Macoroni and Cheese Cupcakes
Steps:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease muffin tin (1 full box makes 24 muffins).

Mix breadcrumbs, salt and olive oil.

Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add the macaroni and cook for about 8 minutes, it should still be a little bit firm.

Remove from the heat, drain and return to the pan; stir in the butter and egg until pasta is evenly coated.

Reserve 1/2 cup of sharp cheddar cheese and stir the remaining cheddar cheese and milk into the pasta.

Spoon into the prepared muffin tin. Sprinkle the reserved cheese and the breadcrumb mixture over the tops.

Bake for 25 minutes and allow to cool for 5-10 minutes until you remove them.

Tip: If you manage to have leftovers, they reheat nicely in the toaster oven for a couple of minutes.

Mac and Cheese Cupcakes
I predict these will become a new tradition in your family too. 

Mac and Cheese Cupcakes

Everyone’s comfort food in a handheld form – Mac and Cheese Cupcakes! Whether you are making these for a party or just for dinner, everyone will gobble them up!
Keyword appetizer, cheese, mac and cheese, macaroni and cheese, side, side dish
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 24 Mac and Cheese Cupcakes

Ingredients

  • 1 box macaroni noodles
  • 2 8oz blocks sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup milk

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease muffin tin (1 full box makes 24 muffins).
  2. Mix breadcrumbs, salt and olive oil.
  3. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add the macaroni and cook for about 8 minutes, it should still be a little bit firm.
  4. Remove from the heat, drain and return to the pan; stir in the butter and egg until pasta is evenly coated.
  5. Reserve 1/2 cup of sharp cheddar cheese and stir the remaining cheddar cheese and milk into the pasta.
  6. Spoon into the prepared muffin tin. Sprinkle the reserved cheese and the breadcrumb mixture over the tops.
  7. Bake for 25 minutes and allow to cool for 5-10 minutes until you remove them.

Recipe Notes

Tip: If you manage to have leftovers, they reheat nicely in the toaster oven for a couple of minutes.

Comments

  1. Barbara Montag says:

    Wow this is really different.
    We’d all love this!
    Talk about a great comfort food.
    thanks

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