Macaroni and Cheese Muffins

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These single-portion macaroni and cheese muffins are a great healthy dinner for evenings on the go. They’re quick and easy to make.

These macaroni and cheese muffins are the perfect portable comfort food! Try them for dinner on a busy weeknight. Recipe from Real Food Real Deals.

During busy weeknights, it’s hard to get a healthy dinner on the table. Evening activities sometimes require dinner on the go, and these macaroni and cheese muffins are a lifesaver when I need to feed my kids a portable meal.

This recipe is for macaroni and cheese muffins with vegetables in the middle. It’s a meal all rolled up into one little muffin.

My husband thinks it’s a bit cruel to hide the vegetables like a prize in the middle (“Surprise! Broccoli and peas!”), but the children do enjoy them.

If you want to serve these muffins right out of the oven, I recommend lining the muffin pan with silicone muffin cups. This way, you can serve them in the silicone cups and they won’t fall apart.

Otherwise, cook these ahead of time and let them cool completely before removing them from the muffin pan. This will allow them to hold their shape. Transfer the muffins to the refrigerator or freezer, then reheat them when you’re ready to serve.

Try this easy homemade whole wheat calzone recipe for another healthy dinner on the go. And for dinner at home, try this delicious Instant Pot mac and cheese.

Macaroni and Cheese Muffins

These single-portion macaroni and cheese muffins are a great healthy dinner for evenings on the go. They're simple to make with an easy cheese sauce and a few green veggies.
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Prep Time:15 minutes
Cook Time:35 minutes
Total Time:50 minutes


  • 2 cups whole grain macaroni
  • 2 tbs butter
  • 2 tbs white whole wheat flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese or more, to taste
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup uncooked broccoli florets
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas no need to defrost
  • 1/4 tsp paprika


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease a 12-muffin pan or use paper liners.
  • Boil the macaroni according to the package instructions.
  • In a skillet, melt the butter and add the flour.  Whisk together over medium heat for a few minutes.
  • Gradually add the milk to the butter and flour.  Whisk constantly for about 5 minutes over medium heat until it begins to thicken.
  • Remove the skillet from the stove and stir in most of the cheese and all the macaroni.  Add salt and pepper if desired.
  • Fill each muffin cup with 2 tablespoons of the macaroni and cheese mixture.
  • Add a layer of broccoli or peas to each one.
  • On top of the vegetables, fill in each muffin tin with the remaining macaroni and cheese mixture and sprinkle paprika and the remaining cheese on top of each muffin.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes, until muffins are just starting to turn brown on top.

Approximate Nutrition Info

Calories: 91kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 95mg | Potassium: 110mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 333IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 123mg | Iron: 0.2mg
Servings: 12
Calories: 91kcal
Cost: $.23 per muffin

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Macaroni and Cheese Muffins Price Breakdown

This recipe costs $2.81 to make, or $.23 each.  Macaroni and cheese muffins are a fun lunch or dinner for kids on the go.

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