Easy Mac and Cheese Muffins


These mac and cheese cups take a fun approach to the usual mac and cheese recipe. Kids can eat it like a muffin and with their hands, making it a new mac and cheese experience!

close up view of a Mac and Cheese Muffin in a pink muffin cup
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
55 mins


  • cooking spray

  • ½ cup seasoned dry bread crumbs

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni

  • 1 large egg, beaten

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 1 ½ cups shredded mozzarella cheese

  • 1 ½ cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese

  • 1 cup milk


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a muffin pan with cooking spray.

  2. Stir together bread crumbs, olive oil, and salt in a small bowl until well combined; set aside.

  3. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook pasta in boiling water until tender yet firm to the bite, about 8 minutes. Drain and return pasta to the pot.

  4. Stir beaten egg and butter into cooked pasta until pasta is evenly coated. Stir in mozzarella cheese, 1 cup Cheddar cheese, and milk until well combined. Spoon mixture into the prepared muffin tin. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup Cheddar cheese. Sprinkle bread crumb mixture over the tops.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until the topping is nicely browned, about 30 minutes. Allow mac and cheese cups to set for a few minutes before removing from the pan.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

209 Calories
10g Fat
18g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 209
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 6g 28%
Cholesterol 44mg 15%
Sodium 382mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 251mg 19%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 113mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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