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Macaroni and Cheese Muffins

These single-portion macaroni and cheese muffins are a great healthy dinner for evenings on the go. ($.23 per muffin)
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Baked Pasta
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 201kcal

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

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Nutrition

Calories: 201kcal