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Mac and Cheese Cups

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Mac and Cheese Cups

Mac and cheese turns into a fancy-schmancy side dish in this totally amazing (and easy!) twist on the classic!

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  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 9
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Mac and Cheese Cups


cups cooked elbow macaroni
tablespoons butter
tablespoons cornstarch
cup table cream OR whole milk
cup sharp cheddar cheese
cup Swiss cheese
cup shredded parmesan cheese
teaspoon onion powder
teaspoon salt
tube Pillsbury™ refrigerated crescent rolls
Fresh ground pepper


  • 1 In a large skillet, melt the butter and add the cooked macaroni.
  • 2 Sprinkle the cornstarch over the macaroni, then add the milk and stir together until the cornstarch is combined.
  • 3 Add the cheeses, onion powder, and salt. Stir together over medium heat until the cheese is melted and smooth.
  • 4 Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • 5 Open the Pillsbury™ crescents and press each triangle into a the cup of a muffin tin. Make sure you press the dough and seal it in the bottom of the muffin tin.
  • 6 Spoon the mac and cheese evenly into each croissant cup. Top with fresh ground pepper. Bake in the oven for 13-15 minutes, or until the top is slightly golden brown and the edges of the crescents are golden brown.
  • 7 Serve warm and enjoy!

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Wing-It Wednesday: Mac 'n Cheese Cups  

As prepared by Cheeky Kitchen

Turn your Thanksgiving table into a mac 'n cheese smorgasbord with this feast-friendly, grab 'n go twist on everyone's favorite side dish!

There's nothing quite so scrumpch as macaroni and cheese. Kids love it. Grown ups love it. Grown up kids love it.

But, when you serve it as a side dish for Thanksgiving, it's easy for mac and cheese to turn gloppy and get squished into mush amidst all that turkey and cranberry sauce and herbed stuffing and gravy.

So, why not bake up a batch of single-serving, triple-cheese Mac 'n Cheese Cups? It's easy. It wildly delish. And everyone will be sit down to Thanksgiving grateful for your mad cooking skillz. Win-win-almost a sin!

Crescent Cups with Mac and Cheese

In a large skillet, all you gotta do is mix up a crazy awesome 3-cheese mac. Then, make frou-frou croissant cups with Pillsbury Crescents by pressing them into regular-sized muffin tins.

Open the Pillsbury Crescents and press each triangle into a the cup of a muffin tin. Make sure you press the dough and seal it in the bottom of the muffin tin.

Place Crescent Dough into Muffin Tin

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Spoon the mac and cheese evenly into each crescent cup, then bake those purty little thangs until they are golden brown and gorgeous.

Baking Crescent Cups with Mac 'n Cheese

Pull 'em out of the oven. Sit them on the countertop and try to resist them.

Mini Mac 'n Cheese Cups

No, really. You're stronger than this. Don't do it. Stay strong.

Mac 'n Cheese Cups Recipe

It's okay. It happens to the best of us. Mac and cheese AND Pillsbury Crescents? Who could blame you?

Bite of Mac 'n Cheese Cup Recipe

I would, but I've got my mouth fill of carby-licious mac and cheese cups myself. Let us give thanks!

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Brooke blogs at Cheeky Kitchen where she shares fun family recipes. She joined Tablespoon to share some of her best, so keep an eye on Brooke's profile to see what she cooks up next!

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