Wednesday we had a little mini feast at work… I made mac & cheese “muffins”!
First thing’s first… mac & cheese muffins! One of my coworkers sent the recipe to me and requested that I make it. Because I absolutely adore her, I couldn’t refuse; additionally, who doesn’t love macaroni and cheese?! (It’s a “white thing” too, Pat Robertson…) I would have followed the directions exactly but unfortunately I do not have mini cupcake tins nor could I find any elbow macaronis at Giant. I used pipettes instead, and rather than buying something I’d only use this one time, I used a regular sized muffin pan. Due to the larger size, I increased the cooking time to about 30-35 minutes. These little beauties were so easy and DELICIOUS! They had just the right amount of warmth (mmm, cayenne!) and were chewy and gooey on the inside. Perfection!
I love making homemade mac & cheese and this was a great alternative for a get together (no serving utensils needed!). I imagine they would be even more convenient in the mini tins because they would be bite sized. I personally think that the normal size turned out great for a pot luck because it’s a good amount for a side. Even more importantly to someone like myself who tries to lose/maintain weight, it’s also a great means of portion control. You get to treat yourself to something cheesy and dreamy (and in NO MEANS healthy), but you can feel good afterwards because you limited it.
All in all, taste and convenience are definitely a 5 out of 5. I recommend you try it.