Mac n Cheese Muffins

Using 'Pasta' as the main ingredient, here is a delightful and kid-friendly snack which is approved by my kids and also the husband.

I made it for the first time using left over mac n cheese and my kids literally fought to pick up the last serving. Since then I have prepared different versions of these muffins varying the kind of pasta, the seasonings, vegetables and each time with fantastic results!!

So it appears here for Day 3 Week 1 of BM #26. The original recipe has been modified to suit our family.

Ingredients - 

Macaroni 1/2 cup
Shredded Cheese 1/4 - 1/2 cup
Vegetables (I used onion, corn, peas, beans and carrot) 3/4 cup
Salt as needed
Crushed Pepper as needed
Italian Seasoning 1/2 tsp
Pizza/Pasta Sauce 1 Tbsp
*Bread Crumbs 3/4 cup
Olive Oil or any oil of your choice approx 1 Tbsp
Crushed Red Pepper (Optional - I didn't add) as needed

*I powdered 2 bread slices and used for bread crumbs.


Mac n Cheese Muffins

Method Of Preparation -

Cook Macaroni or any other kind of pasta adding salt as required as per package instructions, wash in cold water, drain and set aside.

Cook the finely chopped vegetables except onions and set aside.

Preheat the oven to 400 F. Grease the muffin plate or any oven safe cups and dust with bread crumbs and set aside.

In a mixing bowl, add the macaroni, salt, shredded cheese, pizza sauce, finely chopped onions, cooked vegetables, Italian seasoning, crushed pepper and crushed red pepper if using.

Divide the macaroni mixture into the prepared cups or muffin plate, top them with a thick layer of bread crumbs and spray some oil. Optionally top them with more shredded cheese.

Bake for about 25 min or until the tops are brown.

Cool for a few minutes and let the kids enjoy!

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#26. 

Preparation Time 15 min + Baking Time 25 min
Serves 2

24 comments

  1. i do not need kids at home, infact i will complete this in no time - so yum

     
  2. Raji Says:
  3. This is looking so good that no doubt the kids loved it so much. Lovely crust colour.

     
  4. Akila Says:
  5. Very interesting recipe
    Event: Dish name starts with R till April 15th

     
  6. Very new to me.. looks too good and tempting.. thanks for the recipe :)

     
  7. OMG - these just look too good for words

     
  8. Yummy dish! Looks very nice:)

     
  9. that is soooooo good!!! would love to have the bowl!!!
    Sowmya
    Ongoing Event - What is with my Cuppa
    Ongoing Event - HITS - Diabetic Friendly

     
  10. Priya Says:
  11. Muffins , omg wat a fantabulous and droolworthy idea, cant take my eyes from ur clicks.

     
  12. Srivalli Says:
  13. This is really brillant way of snacking Harini!...I would surely want to try this..any specific reason for calling it a muffin?

     
  14. Pinksocks Says:
  15. Oh this is yumm^n... Such beautiful dish.

     
  16. Leena Says:
  17. Nice idea for portion size diet..

     
  18. very interesting!..and innovative!

     
  19. divya Says:
  20. Wowwww... looks super tempting and delicious.. lovely clicks too :)

     
  21. Manju Says:
  22. Couple weeks before I tried this but not like muffins, they where very delicious. We all loved it.

     
  23. Suma Gandlur Says:
  24. The cups and the muffins both look beautiful. I have been eyeing mac n cheese muffins from so long but the daughter says that she prefers the plain old mac n cheese. I guess I have to force feed her the first time so that she will know how wonderful it tastes.

     
  25. Pavani Says:
  26. I should try these for my son. Just told him about mac-n-cheese muffins and he seems to like the idea.
    Tempting clicks.

     
  27. Looks so nice. Never heard of these muffins. Must have tasted delicious...

     
  28. Rajani S Says:
  29. Wow! These look really good! I mean - these look really really really good!!

     
  30. Kalyani Says:
  31. a savoury bake ! sigh, wish my kid liked Mac / or any pasta .. I dont mind a small cup of that myself.. very innovative dish, Harini !

     
  32. PriyaVaasu Says:
  33. Looking @ the second click,i ust wanted to grab that bowl!!1 very tempting!! :)

     
  34. Preeti Garg Says:
  35. Awesome

     
  36. Such a fun recipe for kids. Would be perfect for portioning during kids parties :) Love your clicks!

     
  37. The last picture looks so tempting.Nice innovative recipe

     
  38. Oooh...the cups, muffins and everything is so good...awesome!

     
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