Monday, November 22, 2010

Macaroni And Chese Muffins


Okay it's better than you think. These aren't muffins per se. It's more baked macaroni and cheese in muffin tin.


Ingredients



2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
1 tablespoon butter
1 egg, beaten
1 cup milk
1 1/2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup seasoned dry bread crumbs
2 teaspoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions



1.Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray. In a small bowl, stir together the bread crumbs, olive oil and salt; set aside.


2.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, milk and mozzarella cheese into the pasta. Spoon into the prepared muffin tin. Sprinkle the reserved cheese and the bread crumb mixture over the tops.


3.Bake for 30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the topping is nicely browned. Allow the muffins to cool for a few minutes before removing from the pan. This will allow the cheese to set and they will hold their muffin shape



If you like a more stronger taste, honestly I would add paprika and maybe some salt, garlic salt or seasoned salt.

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10 comments:

  1. These totally interest me. Did you like them? I'm thinking they must be quite kid friendly.

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  2. These look really yummy! I will definately try these out!
    Thanks for the award!

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  3. I have to make these for my daughter, the queen of mac'n'cheese! Thank you!

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  4. Yes they are good. You could experiment with some different cheese flavors and seasonings. I also felt like these would make a good appetizer for parties.

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  5. Are you kidding? Making it possible to eat mac and cheese with my hands (without shame at least) is the best idea ever. It's also incredibly dangerous! Thanks for sharing!

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  6. YUM! I think my daughter (3yo) would LOVE this. She gets so frustrated when slippery foods (like mac and cheese) slide off her spoon. And, okay, so do I. ;)

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  7. Too cute! My kiddos will love this and they would freeze great!

    Thanks for sharing!

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  8. How fun! Personalized mac and cheese! I can add a different twist for each member of the family!

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  9. Oh these look so delicious! I love mac and cheese!!!

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  10. Great idea! These are great for both little people and adults.

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