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Mac and Beer Cheese Cups

Wisconsin favorites beer and cheese meet in these savory cupcakes. Garnish with beer brats or popcorn to give a real Badger State feel!

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  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 60 min
  • ingredients 11
  • servings 18
 

Ingredients

3
tablespoons butter
3/4
cup Progresso® panko bread crumbs
8
oz uncooked elbow macaroni
1/4
cup all-purpose flour
3/4
cup milk
3/4
cup beer
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

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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.
  • 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.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

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