Mac and Beer Cheese Cups

Pat Duran

By
@kitchenChatter

Wisconsin favorites beer and cheese meet in these savory cupcakes. Garnish with beer brats or popcorn to give a real Badger State feel.
Recipe by: Pillsbury Recipes.


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Serves:

makes 20 servings

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

1 Hr

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

3 Tbsp
butter
3/4 c
panko bread crumbs
8 oz
uncooked elbow macaroni
1/4 c
all purpose flour
3/4 c
milk
3/4 c
beer
1 c
shredded american cheese
2 1/2 c
shredded extra sharp cheddar cheese
1 tsp
salt
1/4 tsp
pepper
slice
cooked beer brats or popcorn for garnish

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Heat oven to 375^. Place foil baking cup in each of 15 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.
Cook and drain macaroni as directed on package to al-dente stage.
Melt remaining 3 Tablespoons butter in 4-quart saucepan over low heat. Stir in flour. Cook 1 minute, stirring with a 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.
Spoon about 1/4 cup macaroni into each cup. Top each with scant 1 Tablespoon bread crumb (Panko) mixture.
Bake 25-30 minutes or until hot and topping is golden brown. Cool 5 minutes; remove from pan. Garnish with Brat pieces or popcorn.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtag: #baked