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!

  • 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
  • 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 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.
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