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Mac and Beer Cheese Cups

mac and beer cheese cups Appetizer
Mac and Beer Cheese Cups
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 60 min
  • Servings 18

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

Updated November 15, 2012
Gold Medal Flour
Make with
Gold Medal Flour

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

Steps

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  • 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 Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
170
Calories from Fat
80
% Daily Value
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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