Shavuos is coming! Bring on the dairy! ( Not for my poor husband, but for everyone else..!).
I made these Mac & Cheese cups a few months ago, completely forgot to blog about them, and now is the perfect time to share them with you! I was never a big homemade macaroni and cheese person. Wacky Mac is, was, and always will be the best in my opinion. But since I had a child, and decided I didn’t want to fill his belly with what can only be described as delicious chemicals in a box, I have been sticking to homemade mac & cheese.
If you follow me, you know that from time to time I love making things in miniature. They’re so cute and fun to eat, and aesthetically pleasing meals taste that much better. So here you go! My Mac & Cheese cups, perfect for Shavuos!
Mac & Cheese cups:
2-2 1/2 cups uncooked spiral pasta ( Elbow works just as well if not better, but I only had spiral)
1 tablespoon butter or margarine
1 egg, beaten
1 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup milk
1/2 cup thawed frozen broccoli chunks
1 cup bread crumbs
1/2 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon dried parsley
1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease muffin tins with cooking spray and set aside. In a small bowl, stir together 1/2 cup bread crumbs, olive oil, salt and parsley.
2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil, Add the pasta and cook for 7-9 minutes. Drain and return to the pan.
3. Stir in the butter and egg until combined. Reserve half a cup of mozzarella cheese and put aside. Add the rest of the mozzarella cheese, cheddar cheese, milk, broccoli, 1/2 cup breadcrumbs and 1/2 teaspoon of salt to the pasta. Spoon into prepared muffin tins. Sprinkle remaining mozzarella cheese and breadcrumbs mixture over Mac & Cheese cup tops.
4. Bake for 30 minutes, or until topping is nicely browned. Let cool for a few minutes before serving.