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Mac & Cheese Muffins by Fernanda     Print this Recipe

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"It was a fun way to eat Mac and Cheese. We had it for lunch but you can take it on the go for a picnic or as a snack!" by Fernanda, mother of 2

Preheat

425 degrees F

Equipment

Muffin pan, mixing bowl, small saucepan

Prep Time

20 minutes (including cooking the mac and cheese)

Number of Servings

6 to 8 people

Instructions

  1. 1 box of Classic Mac & Cheese (Annie's Homegrown)

    Boil about 6 cups of water and add the box of mac & cheese, only cook for about 5-7 minutes then drain. Pasta should be cooked but not too soft since it will continue to cook in the oven later on. The cheese packet in the box should be mixed according to box instructions but in a separate bowl.
  2. 5 slices of deli turkey (additive-free)

    Cut them into small squares and add to the drained pasta.
  3. 1 egg

  4. 1/4 tsp of paprika

    Mix the egg and paprika into the cheese sauce mixture. Now add the pasta and turkey. Mix well with large spoon.
  5. 1 Tbs Butter (Cabot Creamery)

  6. 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

    Lightly coat the muffin cups with unsalted butter then the parmesan cheese. Add a scoop of the mac and cheese mix to each muffin cup. Place in oven and bake for 15 minutes or until golden. To remove them from cup use small spoon or butter knife. Ready to eat!

Options

For a veggie option take out the turkey and add carrots and peas. You can also add ground turkey or beef for a dinner option.  Try using baking cups.  Sprinkle with parsley for a bit of green color and extra nutrients or add oregano for a pizza-like taste!  Use Annie's Shells & White Cheddar for a change - it's also Kid Kritics Approved.

Grocery List

  • Classic Mac & Cheese (Annie's Homegrown)
  • Butter (Cabot Creamery)
  • Grated Parmesan cheese
  • Egg
  • Paprika
  • Sliced deli turkey (additive-free)

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