Monday, December 10, 2012

mac & cheese pies
Recently I was looking for a fun appetizer my kids would love! After not seeing exactly what I was looking for I decided to make my own. What I came up with was too good not to share  –  Oh So Good Mini Mac & Cheese Pies!
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To make the crust mix: 1 sleeve Ritz crackers, 1 cup shredded white cheddar cheese, and 4 TAB salted butter.  I use a blender for a quick & easy crust, but you can crush & mix together if you prefer.  Note: You can make this with regular yellow cheddar, but the white is wonderful =-)
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Press the crust mixture into the bottom and up partially up the sides of a greased (Pam spray works great) muffin pan. Don’t make the crust too thick – trust me these will pop right out easily! It should fill 10-12 muffins tins depending on how thick your crust is.
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Now make your Mac & Cheese Filling by mixing together in a saucepan over medium heat:
  • 8 oz. cooked elbow macaroni (that is about 4-5 cups cooked)
  • 2 eggs, beaten,
  • 1/3 cup sour cream (I love Daisy!)
  • 1 teas ground mustard
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • dash of salt
  • dash of pepper
  • 1 cup shredded white cheddar cheese
Once you have a smooth consistency scoop into prepared muffin tins. You will have a little extra you can bake separately.  Bake at 350 for 20 minutes. Top with 1/2-1 cup additional shredded white cheddar cheese to gloss & moisten and put in the oven for an additional 5 minutes.  Cool slightly and used a knife to loosen crust from pan and it will pop out easily.
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These are seriously that simple and oh so delicious! Adults and kids alike will be asking for more of these beauties! Makes a wonderful appetizer or simple lunch. Leftover reheat easily in the microwave while remaining their shape and texture! Enjoy!
Don’t miss more tried & true Family Favorite Appetizer & Cookie Recipes.

1 comment:

  1. I just found you, although moneysavingmom is referring me all the time. LOL.
    Anyhow, uh I wish you had a print me button, so I could get this recipe in a snap, instead of copy and pasting etc. Sounds great!!


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