Everyone loves macaroni and cheese, but it tastes even better when baked in individual muffin-pan cups. They are a fun and creative way to enjoy this classic comfort food.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
20 mins
additional:
10 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
8 mini cups
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat the oven to 400 degrees F. Spray 8 (2 1/2-inch) muffin-pan cups with the cooking spray and lightly coat with 1 tablespoon bread crumbs. Stir the remaining bread crumbs and the butter in a small bowl.

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  • Stir the soup, milk, black pepper, rotini and 3/4 cup cheese in a medium bowl. Spoon about 1/3 cup rotini mixture into each muffin-pan cup. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese and bread crumb mixture.

  • Bake for 20 minutes or until the rotini mixture is hot and bubbling. Let stand for 10 minutes before removing the minis from the pan.

Nutrition Facts

362 calories; protein 14.2g 28% DV; carbohydrates 41.5g 13% DV; fat 14.6g 22% DV; cholesterol 36mg 12% DV; sodium 771.2mg 31% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (11)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
11/18/2016
I wasn't a big fan of how crunchy they were as cups but this recipe makes amazing Mac & Cheese so I plan on using it to make a big pan of it. The only thing I changed and would recommend is using Italian bread crumbs instead of plain. The flavor it gives is DELICIOUS!!!!! Honestly I think the Italian breadcrumbs is why I loved it as much as I did! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/12/2015
I doubled this recipe and it made 24 in regular muffin pans--more than the recipe indicates but just right for a buffet style party. They tasted ok but not cheesy enough and could've used salt and more pepper. I used foil cups inside the muffin pans and did not use buttered crumbs on the bottom Read More
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  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 3 stars
01/11/2015
I doubled this recipe and it made 24 in regular muffin pans--more than the recipe indicates but just right for a buffet style party. They tasted ok but not cheesy enough and could've used salt and more pepper. I used foil cups inside the muffin pans and did not use buttered crumbs on the bottom Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/18/2016
I wasn't a big fan of how crunchy they were as cups but this recipe makes amazing Mac & Cheese so I plan on using it to make a big pan of it. The only thing I changed and would recommend is using Italian bread crumbs instead of plain. The flavor it gives is DELICIOUS!!!!! Honestly I think the Italian breadcrumbs is why I loved it as much as I did! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/02/2015
We loved these! I didn't have any Cheddar Cheese soup so I used Cream of Chicken. Added a little more cheese (bc more cheese is never a bad idea!) and also sprinkled in some garlic salt. Will definitely be making again and again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/28/2016
These were great and a big hit at a family dinner. Easy & fun to make. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/06/2017
This was a real hit with family and friends! Only change I made to recipe was to use Cayenne pepper instead of black pepper. Will definitely make again...thank you! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/12/2018
I made this for a party that was themed "small bites." I needed about double the breadcrumbs but other than that I made the recipe as is. They turned out great! Creamy cheesy got lots of compliments. I will be making these again soon for my kids. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/16/2016
I added more bread crumbs and used nacho cheese soup. They were even good leftover cold in kids lunches. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/17/2015
EXCELLENT! Great portion size for a family of 5. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
07/03/2015
These are so simple and easy to make! They are delicious too! Will be making again. Read More