Mac and Cheese Lunchbox Muffins

Mac and Cheese Lunchbox Muffins
Staff Writer

Jerry Errico

Mac N' Cheese Muffins

These are a handy lunch box alternative to sandwiches and are loaded with hidden veggies! The Sneaky Chef mac and cheese formula is tried and true, and this turns it into a hand-held meal that can be popped into the kids’ lunch boxes. No fork is needed, as they are eaten just like a muffin. Kids don't mind them cold. Make ahead and freeze, take them out and put into the fridge the night before, and you are set to go.

Notes

*Click here to see the Sneak Chef Orange Purée Recipe

Missy Chase Lapine is the author of The Sneaky Chef series of cookbooks. Connect with her at TheSneakyChef.com or Facebook or Twitter.

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a muffin tin with paper liners. Lightly spray liners with oil.

In a mixing bowl, whisk the eggs and Orange Purée. Mix in the macaroni and ¾ cup of the cheese. Divide the mixture evenly among the 8 muffin cups. Top each with about one tablespoon of cheese and bake for 20-22 minutes, until cheese is lightly browned and bubbly on top. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

Nutrition

Calories per serving:

345 kcal

Daily value:

17%

Servings:

8
  • Carbohydrate, by difference 48 g
  • Protein 11 g
  • Total lipid (fat) 12 g
  • Vitamin A, IU 133 IU
  • Vitamin A, RAE 40 µg
  • Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) 1 mg
  • Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 6 µg
  • Ash 2 g
  • Caffeine 2 mg
  • Calcium, Ca 128 mg
  • Cholesterol 14 mg
  • Choline, total 2 mg
  • Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 2 g
  • Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 2 g
  • Fatty acids, total saturated 7 g
  • Fiber, total dietary 4 g
  • Folate, DFE 34 µg
  • Folate, food 20 µg
  • Folate, total 28 µg
  • Folic acid 8 µg
  • Fructose 1 g
  • Glucose (dextrose) 1 g
  • Iron, Fe 3 mg
  • Lutein + zeaxanthin 2 µg
  • Magnesium, Mg 39 mg
  • Manganese, Mn 1 mg
  • Niacin 4 mg
  • Phosphorus, P 251 mg
  • Potassium, K 190 mg
  • Retinol 40 µg
  • Selenium, Se 36 µg
  • Sodium, Na 493 mg
  • Starch 24 g
  • Sugars, total 9 g
  • Theobromine 59 mg
  • Tocopherol, gamma 1 mg
  • Water 52 g
  • Zinc, Zn 1 mg
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