Simple Mac & Cheese Cups Recipe

I love any recipe that has Mac & Cheese in the title and I know my kids do too! So to change things up from our regular Mac & Cheese dish, I made these yummy Mac & Cheese cups!  

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Let’s make some Simple Mac & Cheese Cups!

Let’s make this Simple Mac & Cheese Cups Recipe

It’s like eating a Mac & Cheese cupcake with Ritz crackers as a crust and Boursin cheese as the filling — yum!  These are great by themselves or paired with anything you make on the grill.

And these are good for the entire family….not just the kiddos. I think my husband may have eaten more of these than my kids:).  Here’s what you need for this yumminess.

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Easy MAC & CHEESE CUPS recipe Ingredients

  • Elbow Macaroni (12 oz)
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 cups Ritz Crackers, crushed
  • Boursin garlic & herb cheese (5 oz)
  • 2 tbsp unsalted Butter
  • 6 tbsp Butter
  • 3 cups Cheddar mild, shredded
  • 3/4 cups Milk, 2% or Whole
  • 1/4 cup Sour Cream
  • Salt & Pepper, pinch

DIrections in making easy Mac and Cheese cups

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and spray a muffin tin (12 tins) with cooking spray.

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In a saucepan, melt 6 tbsp butter then add 1/2 cup cheddar cheese and all of the crushed Ritz crackers and mix.

Step 2

In a saucepan, melt 6 tbsp butter then add 1/2 cup cheddar cheese and all of the crushed Ritz crackers and mix.

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Put the mixture evenly among all 12 cups and pack down.

Step 3

Put the mixture evenly among all 12 cups and pack down.  A little should come up on the sides.

Step 4

In boiling water, cook macaroni until it’s slightly undercooked, drain and put in a mixing bowl.

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Add Boursin cheese, eggs, remaining cheddar, milk, unsalted butter, and sour cream, then mix all together.

Step 5

Add Boursin cheese, eggs, remaining cheddar, milk, unsalted butter, and sour cream, then mix all together. The heat from the macaroni will melt the cheese and butter.

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The macaroni mixture will top the muffin tin.

Step 6

Add to the Ritz crust in the muffin tin. The macaroni mixture will top the muffin tin.

Step 7

Bake in the oven for 15 minutes.

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Remove from the oven and let sit for at least 10 minutes.

Step 8

Remove from the oven and let sit for at least 10 minutes to make sure the crust doesn’t crumble.

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Run a knife around the edges to remove each one.

Step 9

Once cooled, run a knife around the edges to remove each one. Serve and enjoy!

Yield: 12 cups

Simple Mac & Cheese Cups Recipe

Mac & Cheese Cups

Make an amazing twist to your traditional mac & cheese recipe. This simple but classy mac & cheese cups recipe will wow your family for sure!  It’s like eating a Mac & Cheese cupcake with Ritz crackers as a crust and Boursin cheese as the filling — yum! 

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • Elbow Macaroni (12 oz)
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 cups Ritz Crackers, crushed
  • Boursin garlic & herb cheese (5 oz)
  • 2 tbsp unsalted Butter
  • 6 tbsp Butter
  • 3 cups Cheddar mild, shredded
  • 3/4 cups Milk, 2% or Whole
  • 1/4 cup Sour Cream
  • Salt & Pepper, pinch

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Spray muffin tin (12 tins) with cooking spray.
  2. In a saucepan, melt 6 tbsp butter then add 1/2 cup cheddar cheese and all of the crushed Ritz crackers and mix.
  3. Add mixture evenly among all 12 cups and pack down.  A little should come up on the sides.
  4. In boiling water, cook macaroni until it's slightly undercooked, drain and put in a mixing bowl.
  5. Add Boursin cheese, eggs, remaining cheddar, milk, unsalted butter, and sour cream. Mix all together.  The heat from the macaroni will melt the cheese and butter.
  6. Add to the Ritz crust in the muffin tin. The macaroni mixture will top the muffin tin.
  7. Bake for 15 minutes.
  8. Remove and let sit for at least 10 minutes to make sure the crust doesn't crumble.
  9. Run a knife around the edges to remove each one.

Have you tried this Simple Mac & Cheese Cups recipe? How did your kids love it? Share your story in the comments!