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Mac and Cheese Cupcakes: Oh Yeah, That Just Happened

By Brooke McLay |

I know what you’re thinking right now.  Right now, you’re all “oh no you di’nt.”  And, I’m all like, “yeah huh.  I totally did.”   I totaly did stir up a batch of the danged creamiest mac and cheese ever, then I put them in little cupcakes cups and baked the heck out of them.  I turned their tops into gorgeous, crispy little crusts.  Then, I pulled them from the oven and ate two of them because, girlfriend, that’s what you do when y0u make a batch of Mac and Cheese Cupcakes.  Straight up. And don’t you forget it.

Macaroni and Cheese Cupcakes

  • 1 pound baked pasta (rotini, bowtie, or macaroni is perfect!)
  • 1/2 cup hot water, saved from the water you boiled your pasta in
  • 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 egg
  • 1 (8 oz.) package 1/3 less fat cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon onion salt
  • ground pepper to taste

In a large bowl, whisk together the cream cheese and hot pasta water until softened.  Whisk in the egg, then stir in the cheddar cheese, onion salt, and pepper.    Spoon into muffin tins prepared with cupcake wrappers.  Bake in an oven preheated to 400 degrees for 15-18 minutes or just until the tops of each ‘cupcake’ have been lightly browned.  Serve warm and enjoy!

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Brooke McLay

Brooke McLay is a recipe developer, food writer, food photographer, and cooking show host for Babble, General Mills, and Good Cook. You can find and follow her latest whims at Cheeky Kitchen. Read bio and latest posts → Read Brooke's latest posts →

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6 thoughts on “Mac and Cheese Cupcakes: Oh Yeah, That Just Happened

  1. Eclair says:

    These are gonna be a hit as an appetizer plate! Comfort-food-party here I come!

  2. Norabx says:

    The directions are missing the pasta!
    Also, the list of ingredients calls for 1 lb. “baked pasta”. Shouldn’t this be “cooked pasta”? Please correct the directions. I’ve made baked macaroni hundreds of times. However, someone who hasn’t made something similar (or isn’t a cook) and is attempting to follow these directions might wind up with a problem. Just a suggestion.

  3. Linda says:

    I can’t wait to make this recipe! Thanks for sharing. Good idea!

  4. a frog in the cottage says:

    oh god !! these are made for me !!!

  5. SB says:

    Norabx
    Youre a douche

  6. Lisa Fountain says:

    Do you think I could make these ahead, and then warm them in the microwave? That’s all I have at work, and I’m thinking these would be good for a party I’m planning. Thanks!

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