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Mini Macaroni Pies Recipe-16056

Photo by: Joseph De Leo
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Recipe

When Jack’s cousin Baby Lizzie first started picking up food and feeding herself, we started making macaroni and cheese in mini muffin pans for her. Big cousin Jack likes to take a large bite, so for him regular muffin pans fit the bill. You can make these in either one. The crispy Ritz cracker crumbs on the outside form a little crust for these pies, making them perfect to eat with your hands. We’re not saying they will be much neater than regular mac and cheese, but these sure are fun and delicious.

Yield: Serves 8 kids or 4 adults

Ingredients

  • 1½ cups (about 35 crackers) crushed Ritz crackers
  • 2 ½ cups (10 ounces) grated cheddar cheese
  • 4 tablespoons (½ stick) unsalted butter, melted, plus 2 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 4½ cups cooked elbow macaroni (8 ounces uncooked), drained and kept hot
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • ½ cup milk
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Directions

1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease 8 cups of a 12-cup muffin pan.

2. In a bowl, combine the crackers, 1 cup of the cheddar cheese, and the melted butter. Divide the mixture among the prepared muffin cups and press firmly in the bottom and up the sides of the cups.

3. In a large bowl, mix the macaroni with ½ cup of the cheddar cheese. In a small bowl, combine the eggs, milk, sour cream, cold butter pieces, and salt. Stir the milk mixture into the macaroni.

4. Spoon 2 tablespoons of the macaroni mixture into each cracker crust and top with the remaining cheddar cheese. Bake for about 25 minutes, or until the cheese is browned and slightly crispy. Allow the pies to cool slightly before unmolding and serving warm.


© 2009 Jamie Deen, Bobby Deen and Melissa Clark
 

Nutritional Information

Nutrients per serving (% daily value)

Nutritional information is based on 8 servings.

411kcal (21%)
316mg (32%)
0mg (0%)
179mcg RAE (6%)
164mg
32mg
16g
3g
1g
32g
110mg (37%)
452mg (19%)
13g (67%)
24g (38%)
2mg (12%)
 

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