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Mac and Beer Cheese Cups

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Mac and Beer Cheese Cups
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 60 min
  • Servings 18
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Beer and two kinds of cheese meet in these savory mac and cheese cupcakes. Garnish with beer brats or popcorn.
Updated Nov 15, 2012

Ingredients

  • 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
Make With
Make With
Gold Medal Flour

Steps

  • 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.

Nutrition

170 Calories, 9g Total Fat, 7g Protein, 15g Total Carbohydrate, 1g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
170
Calories from Fat
80
Total Fat
9g
14%
Saturated Fat
5g
27%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
25mg
9%
Sodium
310mg
13%
Potassium
50mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
15g
5%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
1g
Protein
7g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
4%
4%
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 Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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