Mac and Beer Cheese Cups

Pat Duran


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.


★★★★★ 2 votes

makes 20 servings
30 Min
1 Hr


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

How to Make Mac and Beer Cheese Cups


  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.

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About Mac and Beer Cheese Cups

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

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