About this recipe:The kids will love this creative way of cooking mac and cheese! Macaroni is baked with a cheese sauce in muffin tins. Allow the muffins to cool a little, to let the cheese set up.
Makes: 12 muffins
210g uncooked macaroni
1 egg, beaten
175g grated mature Cheddar cheese, divided
175g grated mozzarella cheese
60g seasoned dry breadcrumbs
2 teaspoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
Method Prep:15min › Cook:40min › Ready in:55min
Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease a muffin tin with cooking oil spray. In a small bowl, stir together the breadcrumbs, olive oil and salt; set aside.
Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to the boil. Add the macaroni and cook for about 8 minutes or until al dente. Drain and return to the pot; stir in the butter and egg until pasta is evenly coated. Reserve 65g Cheddar and stir the remaining Cheddar, milk and mozzarella into the pasta. Spoon into the prepared muffin tin. Sprinkle the reserved cheese and the breadcrumb mixture over the tops.
Bake for 30 minutes in the preheated oven or until the topping is nicely browned. Allow the muffins to cool for a few minutes before removing from the tin. This will allow the cheese to set and they will hold their muffin shape.