Filed Under: 30 minutes or more, Cheese, Dinner, Food, Lunch, Pasta, Recipe, Side, snack

Macaroni & Cheese Cupcakes

A fun twist on the traditional macaroni and cheese recipe, these cupcakes make for a perfect snack or side dish.

February 8th, 2012

By Eshun Mott

Makes 12
Prep Time
Prep time: 35 minutes
  • 10 oz elbow macaroni (about 2 cups)
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 ½ tsp chopped garlic
  • 1 ½ tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 cup milk
  • 8 oz grated sharp cheddar cheese (about 3 cups)
  • 3/4 cup fresh bread crumbs
  • 2 tbsp grated Parmesan
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  1. Preheat oven to 350˚F.

  2. Grease a standard non-stick muffin tin with a good coating of olive oil. Set aside.

  3. Cook 10 oz elbow macaroni (about 2 cups) in boiling salted water for 6 minutes or until al denté. Drain and return to pan.

  4. Add 2 tbsp butter, 1 large beaten egg and 1 ½ tsp chopped garlic stirring constantly, until noodles are evenly coated.

  5. Whisk 1 ½ tsp Dijon mustard into 1 cup milk and pour over pasta along with 8 oz grated sharp cheddar cheese (about 3 cups). Season well with salt and pepper.

  6. Scoop pasta mixture into prepared muffin pan, making sure liquid is well distributed between the wells.

  7. Combine ¾ cup fresh bread crumbs with 2 tbsp grated Parmesan and 1 tbsp olive oil. Season with a little salt and toss to combine. Sprinkle over top of the pasta.

  8. Bake for 25 minutes or until tops and sides of pasta have browned nicely. Let stand for 10 minutes to allow cheese firm up slightly, then use the point of a thin knife to help loosen from pan.

Macaroni & Cheese Cupcakes
Photography by John Cullen

3 responses to “Macaroni & Cheese Cupcakes”

  1. Sheila Gibbs says:

    Cool recipe, but how come everything printed but the ACTUAL ingredients ???
    Any idea’s at all guys ??
    Hey ?

    Many thanks though, I’ll just hand write it out, like in the old days !

  2. Blake Eligh says:

    Thanks for letting us know, Sheila. We’ve added this glitch to our ‘fix list.’ Thanks for bearing with us. These are pretty great–worth writing it down the old fashioned way. ~blake

  3. CB says:

    Where is the nutritional info?

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