It’s Wednesday, you’re tired, and the kids are just getting home from soccer practice. You’ve got 30 minutes to get dinner on the table before everyone starts getting really cranky. We’ve all been there! Now it’s up to you to make a scrumptious meal in less than half an hour…you can do it! Try one of these delicious recipes for individual Mac’N’Cheese muffins! They’ll bring some fun to an otherwise boring Wednesday night, and you’ll be relaxing on that sofa in no time!
All you need to do for prep is boil the noodles until they are relatively soft. Mix the cooked noodles in with the ingredients and set them in the oven to bake! Check on it every 5 minutes after the initial 15, just to make sure it’s not burning.
Here’s a recipe made with Canadian aged Cheddar and dry mustard! What makes this recipe special is the addition of the mustard powder. If you don’t have mustard powder, you can add in 1teaspoon of Dijon mustard. It gives it an extra kick of flavor that really makes these muffins delightful. You can find the full recipe here. Add in chopped green onions or chopped broccoli if you have some leftovers just sitting in your fridge! If you’re not on a time crunch, you can add in sauteed onions or sausages, too!
This next recipe is made solely of sharp Cheddar and mozzarella cheese. It also utilizes olive oil and seasoned bread crumbs for an extra level of flavor! This recipe is a good one because it’s easy to memorize, and the ingredients are almost always available in the fridge! The recipe also calls for only 1/2 cup of mozzarella cheese to sprinkle over the tops of the muffins, but I always find myself needing a good handful more. We love cheese at my house! Find the full recipe here.
This last recipe is made with Cheddar and Parmesan cheese. It’s not as moist as the other two recipes, but it uses panko bread crumbs instead of seasoned bread crumbs for a more diverse and slightly sweeter flavor. This recipe also recommends letting the muffins cool in the pan for roughly 2 hours before serving in order for them to keep their shape. But if you don’t mind a slightly squashed muffin, serve them after they’ve cooled for about 10 minutes. They will still taste just as delicious, regardless of what they look like! Find the full recipe here.
I love making these (or any baked dinner, really) because while I’m waiting for the food to be baked in the oven, I can get the dirty dishes I used to prepare the meal out of the way! Then all that’s left after dinner is the plates and utensils we used to eat! It saves me time, and I am all about saving time!
These Mac’N’Cheese muffins are a family favorite, and we like ours served with a side of bacon and green beans! These muffins bring smiles to the kid’s faces, and that’s all I could ever ask for!