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!
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.
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.
Pull 'em out of the oven. Sit them on the countertop and try to resist them.
No, really. You're stronger than this. Don't do it. Stay strong.
It's okay. It happens to the best of us. Mac and cheese AND Pillsbury Crescents? Who could blame you?
I would, but I've got my mouth fill of carby-licious mac and cheese cups myself. Let us give thanks!
More Cheesy Side Dishes
If your family loves cheese, here are a few more recipes to light up their smiles:
Check out our Cheese Recipes collection, too! 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!