Bacon Mac & Cheese Cups are made in a muffin tin. They are a tasty lunch or dinner idea for kids. Make them with common ingredients.
How to Make Bacon Mac & Cheese Cups
To make these mini Macaroni & cheese muffin bites, you will need the following ingredients.
- 12 ounces of whole wheat elbow macaroni cooked al dente
- 1 cup of white shredded cheddar
- 1 cup of yellow shredded cheddar
- 1 cup of warm milk
- 2 tablespoons of butter + 1 melted tablespoon for buttering muffin tins
- 2 tablespoons of flour
- 1/2 teaspoon each of of salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder
- 10 crushed butter style crackers
- 4 sliced of crushed crispy bacon
How to Make Macaroni & Cheese Cups
Cook pasta until al dente.
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Grease a 12-count standard sized muffin tin with melted butter.
In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium heat.
Once butter is melted whisk in the flour, warm milk and spices
Add one cup of cheese at a time, and whisk constantly; sauce will be thick and creamy.
Drain pasta and place it back in the pan.
Pour liquid cheese mixture into the pan, and mix thoroughly.
Crumble crispy bacon and mix it within the pasta mixture.
Using an ice cream scooper, fill each muffin tin with macaroni and cheese.
Top with crushed butter crackers, and extra bacon *if desired
Bake for 15 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Allow cups to cool for at least 30 minutes before gently removing them from the pan. I used a plastic knife to gently remove them. The butter really made this a breeze!
Who doesn’t love bacon and ac and cheese together? I can’t wait to try this recipe!
Myrah - Coupon Mamacita says
Kid approved?! Heck, I’ve just stamped them grown up approved. I want to make these!
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says
I breakfast for the family this weekend! These look seriously amazing.
Individual servings are always a big hit. These mac & cheese cups are just too cute.
maria @ close to home says
These look yummy my kids love food in small portions like this. Love that they are whole wheat as well.
My boys LOVE Capri Sun Roarin’ Waters. My oldest takes it to school every day. I love that you are creating new memories with your girls just as your mother did with you – what a great tradition! Your recipe looks like a great snack to enjoy during the Kids’ Choice Awards! #client
Jess C says
These look like delicious snacks! And healthy too so that’s also very important! Teaching kids good eating habits from an early age is the only way to go!
Lindsey @ Redhead Baby Mama says
I’m not sure my son would go for the chives, but they look great to me! Pass me one of those capris… they remind me of being a kid!
Debbie L. says
I know the Mac & Cheese cakes would be a hit at my house! They look delicious!
Megan @mnmspecial says
I’ve never seen the team packs of Capri suns. That’s such a nice size pack for t ball. I’m going to try the mac and cheese cup this week.
Marcie W. says
I know everything is supposed to be geared toward kids here, but I want this entire meal and could be considered a kid at heart. I also really like the Kids Choice Awards!
Jenny Temcio says
I’ve never tried bacon mac and cheese! I bet it’s delicious!
Stacey- Travel Blogger says
I love Caprisuns ! They are great for pakcing in lunches.
That recipe looks amazing and perfect for school lunches. I am going to make this as a surprise for my daughter.
Chrystal @ YUM eating says
I have been meaning to make these. I think making these as cups is the perfect way to portion mac and cheese as a snack or side item. I’ve been looking for ways to do portion control without feeling like I am on a diet.
Wow, these turned out incredible! My kids would love eating these
Yum! My kids love homemade Mac and cheese so I’m sure they’d love this. They love bacon too! Looks so good!
Handheld macaroni and cheese? That would be gone so fast in my house! It looks so tasty.
Those bacon mac cups look delicious! We buy our Capri Sun in bulk, too!
Aimee Smith says
Oh my goodness, there is nothing about this post that my kids would not just adore! Those Mac and Cheese cups look amazing!
Debbie Denny says
These bacon Mac n Cheese looks amazing. Top off with Capri Sun…. Perfect.
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Oh that bacon mac and cheese cup looks great. So making that for my family.
Danielle @ We Have It All says
Wow this looks so easy. My kids already love Capri Sun and this would be so clean.
Okay, so my picky 4 year old loves mac and cheese and bacon. I think he’d eat a couple of these for dinner, so I shall try making them!
I’m guessing that you just forgot to include the bacon in the directions??? I guess it goes in when you mix it all together before putting it in the oven?
Yes, totally forgot that step! I just updated it to reflect the change! Thank you for catching that Kathy!