Mac and Beer Cheese Cups

Mac and Beer Cheese Cups

Beer and two kinds of cheese meet in these savory mac and cheese cupcakes. Garnish with beer brats or popcorn.

Prep Time

30

Minutes

Total Time

1:00

Hr:Mins

Makes

18

servings

4
tablespoons butter
3/4
cup Progresso® panko bread crumbs
8
oz uncooked elbow macaroni
1/4
cup Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
3/4
cup milk
3/4
cup lager beer, such as a Boston lager
1
cup shredded American cheese (4 oz)
2 1/2
cups shredded extra-sharp Cheddar cheese (10 oz)
1
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Slices of cooked beer bratwurst or popcorn, if desired
  1. Heat oven to 375°F. Place foil baking cup in each of 18 regular-size muffin cups. In small microwavable bowl, microwave 1 tablespoon of the butter uncovered on High 15 to 30 seconds or until melted. Stir in bread crumbs; set aside.
  2. Cook and drain macaroni as directed on package.
  3. Meanwhile, melt remaining 3 tablespoons butter in 4-quart saucepan over low heat. Stir in flour. Cook 1 minute, stirring with whisk. While continuing to stir, add milk and beer. Cook and stir 1 to 2 minutes or until thickened and smooth. Remove from heat; stir in cheeses, salt and pepper. Add cooked macaroni; stir well.
  4. Spoon about 1/4 cup macaroni into each cup. Top each with scant 1 tablespoon bread crumb mixture.
  5. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until hot and topping is golden brown. Cool 5 minutes; remove from pan. Garnish with bratwurst or popcorn.
Makes 18 servings

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 170
    • (Calories from Fat 80),
  • Total Fat 9g
    • (Saturated Fat 5g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 25mg;
  • Sodium 310mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 15g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 1g),
  • Protein 7g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 1/2 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.