Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Italian Mac and Cheese Muffins



I love a good mac and cheese but it's obviously not diet friendly. Well, this version allows me to indulge without all the guilt. I love most recipes made in muffin tins for that very reason. It's great for portion control and these mac and cheese muffins were really filling. I served them along side a tossed salad. They were delish!

Italian Mac and Cheese Muffins
Heavily Adapted from Pillsbury.Com
Makes 14 Muffins
WW PP=4
Cal 151, Fat 5.2g, Carbs 14.7g, Fiber 2g, Protein 9.6g

Ingredients                                  
2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni (about 5 1/2 oz)
1 cup cooked diced ham
1 cup milk
1 oz cream cheese (I used reduced fat)
1 1/2 cups finely shredded Italian Cheese Blend
1/4 cup Italian bread crumbs
salt and pepper to taste
                                     

Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 12 regular-size muffin cups with cooking spray.
Cook macaroni for 7 minutes. Drain; place in large bowl.
In a medium saucepan whisk milk, cream cheese, and 1 cup cheese together until melted. Stir in diced ham. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Fill each muffin cup with macaroni mixture. Sprinkle bread crumbs and remaining shredded cheese over tops.
Cover pan loosely with foil, making sure foil does not touch cheese. Bake 20 minutes.
Remove from oven; remove foil. Cool at least 10 minutes before remove muffins from cups. Enjoy!


                                                                                                                                          
                                               

6 comments:

  1. Oh this would be great for lunch and salad or soup. Thank you for sharing.

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  2. This looks yummy! Thanks for sharing!! I am hosting a new Pinterest Power party and would love for you to link up this and any other projects that you have!!

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  3. We are featuring this recipe and you at Wonderful Food Wednesday this week! Love this recipe. I know our readers will too! :) Thanks for linking up. Grab our "I've Been Featured" button.

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  4. It's a good thing for portion control because I would totally eat more than I should! Thank you for sharing at All My Bloggy Friends last week. I look forward to seeing what you share this week :)

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  5. That looks so good. I bet they would be good with some tomato soup.

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