Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Macaroni and Cheese Cupcakes

I recently discovered Framed, a really fun food blog with gorgeous pictures.  She had this great idea for macaroni and cheese cupcakes, and since we needed a good comfort meal last week, we happily tried it out. 

I'll tell you this: The macaroni and cheese recipe itself is good and very simple, but it's not outstanding.  It's the individual servings that make this dish so fun.  If you have a favorite mac and cheese recipe, go ahead and whip it up, and then bake it in the muffin tin; if you don't have a favorite mac and cheese recipe, try out one of mine--like this fancy Caramelized Onion Macaroni and Cheese or Biz's favorite Creamy Mac and Cheese

We tried it out in a regular sized muffin tin with paper liners, and we also sprayed mini-muffin tins and just spooned the mixture in there.  Wouldn't mini mac and cheese cups be the perfect appetizer for your next dinner party?  When your guests see this to snack on before the main meal, they'll feel relaxed and at home.  You should try them! 

Macaroni and Cheese Cupcakes

8oz elbow macaroni
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
2 eggs
1 cup milk
salt and pepper
Parmesan cheese for sprinkling

Preheat oven to 400.  Line a muffin tin with paper or foil liners (or coat well with cooking spray).  Cook the macaroni in boiling water until done; drain and immediatly return to the pot.  Add cheese and stir briefly until melting.  In another bowl, mix beaten eggs into milk, and then pour mixture into macaroni.  Mix well.  Ladle macaroni mixture into muffin tins, sprinkle Parmesan cheese on top, and bake for 20 minutes.  Cool slightly before serving.  Recipe yields 1 dozen regular-sized cupcakes.

1 comment:

  1. What a fun recipe!!! I miss you!! Call me after work!!