Friday, September 3, 2010

Mac & Cheese Cupcakes

All time American favorite comfort foods are taken to the next level here.

Yes I'm talking about the famous Macaroni and cheese and the cupcakes!

Mac & cheese is not sweet, but cupcakes are! So how they go together?, Does it have frosting??

These were the questions thrown at me, when I told my son that he will have these cupcakes as an after school snack.
Well, these are the plain old mac & cheese in a cupcake fashion with bread crumbs as icing! How cool is that?
He ate these and gave me a thumbs up!
That made my day! Left over was packed for his lunch box too.

Thanks my dear friend Sugantha! :)))

This dish has a lot of calcium and protein from the milk, cheese plus the pasta gives the necessary carbohydrtae for the kids.

If you or your kid loves mac & cheese you are gonna love it too....BTW I'm not a big mac& cheese fan! Are you???

What you need: (made 7 cup cakes)

  • 1/2 cup elbow macaroni pasta
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 1 tbsp Corn starch
  • 1/2 tsp Djion mustard
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese ( i used mild, sharp would be better)
  • 1 tbsp chopped chives
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • Bread crumbs a lot ( I used panko)
  • Butter 1 tbsp ( optional)
  • Pam spray

 Get going:
  • Cook the pasta as per the pack directions. drain, toss some oil and keep aside.
  • Preheat oven to 350 F
  • Grease Muffin pans generously and dust them with the bread crumbs, & shake off the excess. (don't use cup cake liners)
  • Add corn strach to the milk and let it come to a boil.Simmer the heat. Keep stirring & it will start to thicken.
  • Add salt, pepper and mustard.
  • If you want you can some chilli flakes too for that extra kick.
  • Turn off the heat.
  • Add the grated cheese and fold in till it melts.
  • Add the cooked pasta and chives.
  • Add the mac & cheese mix to the muffin pan filling up to the top. ( remember it does not have eggs and will not rise)
  • Top with bread crumbs and dollops of butter.
  • Bake for 15 mins till the top is golden.

Serve hot or cold.

I am sending this to kids menu


Enjoy your long weekend!


  1. This looks delicious .... definitely a treat for the kids n d kids at heart.

    Cheers n Happy Cooking,

  2. That was quick satrupa and thanks a lot for your nice words!

  3. ok, that is the best thing I have seen in a while, whoa !!! can I get them please? :)

  4. nice will love these..thanks for participating

  5. Very interesting and yummy dear...great for kids...

  6. I can have these as a brunch or snack anytime. My little princess loves mac and cheese. This is a perfect fun way to present them. Will try it soon.

    US Masala

  7. very interesting dish....looks super delicious...yummy



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