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Easy Mac and Cheese Pies

Do your kids love maccaroni and cheese? Of course they do – it’s a classic. Well, this childhood favorite dish is getting a fun makeover with our mac and cheese pies. Your whole family is going to love this macaroni pie to serve as an appetizer, tea party with kids, or just a fun weekday dinner that is simple and super yummy too. This is just like sweetie pie mac and cheese recipe except you can whip up this recipe in your own kitchen!

Do your kids love maccaroni and cheese? Of course they do - it's a classic. Well, this childhood favorite dish is getting a fun makeover with our mac and cheese pies. Your whole family is going to love this macaroni pie to serve as an appetizer, tea party with kids, or just a fun weekday dinner that is simple and super yummy too. This is just like sweetie pie mac and cheese recipe except you can whip up this recipe in your own kitchen!

Mac and 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! I turned kid favorite mac and cheese into mac and cheese pies. YUM! This delicious sweetie pie mac and cheese doesn’t sacrifice any of they creamy goodness that makes up classic maccaroni and cheese, but adds a buttery, tasty ritz cracker crust for an extra punch.

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Sweetie pie mac and cheese

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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Macaroni pie

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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Macaroni and cheese pie

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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Macaroni cheese pie

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!

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Easy Mac and Cheese Pies

These flavorful, creamy, and FUN Mac and Cheese Pies are so easy to make and delicious they are bound to be your families new favorite recipe!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: family favorite, holiday, mac and cheese, maccaroni and cheese, pasta, yummy
Servings: 12 muffin size pies
Author: Beth Gorden

Ingredients

Crust

  • 1 cup white cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 sleeve Ritz crackers, crushed
  • 4 tablespoons salted butter, softened

Creamy Mac & Cheese

  • 8 ounces elbow macaroni, cooked (about 4-5 cups cooked)
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • pinch nutmeg
  • dash salt & pepper
  • 1 cup white cheddar cheese, shredded

Instructions

  • Mix the Ritz crackers, cheese, and salted butter in a blender for a quick & easy crust.  
    Note: You can make this with regular yellow cheddar, but the white is wonderful. You can also mix it up by crushing and mixing by hand, but the blender makes it so easy!
  • In a saucepan over medium heat mix the remaining cheese, spices, beaten eggs, sour cream and cooked pasta until creamy, about 3 minutes.
  • 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. 

About the author

Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com

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