Spicy Mac and Cheese Muffins

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A grown-up version of a childhood classic. These Spicy Mac and Cheese Muffins are tasty, classy and an absolute party pleaser!



  1. Preheat the oven to 375˚F. 
  2. Cook the pasta as per the package instructions but save about 1 cup of the pasta water. 
  3. Melt the butter in a large pot. 
  4. Add the green chilies and garlic and sauté for a 1 minute. 
  5. Add the cooked pasta, and the cheddar/ guyere cheese. 
  6. If requested, add the pasta water to adjust the thickness of the sauce. You don’t want to be very runny. 
  7. In a separate bowl mix the bread crumbs, parmegianno Reggiano cheese and Italian herbs together. 
  8. Line a muffin pan with liner and light spray with cooking oil. 
  9. Place the cooked Mac and Cheese in equal portions in the muffin tins. 
  10. Top each of the muffins with the parmegianno Reggiano-bread crumbs mixture. 
  11. Bake for about 20 minutes until the top starts to crisps and turn light brown. 

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving

Calories 230

% Daily Value

Total Fat 16.1 g


Saturated Fat 9.6 g


Cholesterol 45 mg


Sodium 364 mg


Total Carbohydrates 8.4 g


Dietary Fiber 0.6 g


Sugars 1.2 g

Protein 11.1 g


* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Recipe by The Greedy Belly at