Muffin Tin Mac 'n' Cheese


Muffin Tin Mac 'n' Cheese

Muffin Tin Mac n Cheese
10 Min
35 Min

Now you can make gourmet-tasting macaroni and cheese, the easy way, in a muffin tin! With our recipe for Muffin Tin Mac 'n' Cheese you're on your way to mouthfuls of crumbly, zesty, and cheesy goodness. 

What You'll Need

  • 2 cups ditalini pasta
  • 1 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon spicy mustard
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded pepper jack cheeseJack cheese
  • 1 1/2 cup (4 ounces) shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

What to Do

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 12-cup muffin tin with cooking spray.
  2. Cook pasta until al dente, according to package instructions, then drain. In the same pot, whisk together the milk, egg, and mustard. Mix in both cheeses. Add the pasta back into the pot and gently stir to coat evenly. Divide mixture evenly into muffin cups.
  3. In a small bowl, stir together the bread crumbs, salt, pepper, parsley, and olive oil; sprinkle over pasta mixture.
  4. Bake about 25 minutes, or until golden brown. Let cool 5 minutes before serving.


If you don't have ditalini on hand, feel free to use whichever pasta you have in the pantry, or change things up and use two kinds of pasta - the choice is up to you!

Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 12

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 236
  • Calories from Fat 110
  • Total Fat 12g 19 %
  • Saturated Fat 6.3g 31 %
  • Trans Fat 0.0g 0 %
  • Protein 11g 22 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 45mg 15 %
  • Sodium 313mg 13 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 20g 7 %
  • Dietary Fiber 0.8g 3 %
  • Sugars 2.3g 0 %

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Even though the selection of cheeses here would make a different version of mac and cheese for sure, I guess you could use the muffin tin for any mac and cheese you prepare. A great idea when you need to offer single serving size items.

These are just adorable if nothing else. I have never used the ditalini pasta before and after a google search I just see it is a smaller pasta that will be suitable for the muffin cups. I like the idea of individuality, but my family heaps the mac cheese so this would be something to present on a buffet for a special event.


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