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Macaroni Cheese Muffins

Macaroni Cheese Muffins

Encourage guests to dive in with their hands, or make birthday dinners more interactive with this unique twist on macaroni and cheese. Adored by children and grown-ups alike, this timeless classic is easy to love, and even easier to put together. Spice up lunchboxes, or grab some for when you want a quick snack on the move, our Mac and Cheese Havarti Muffins are great wherever they go.

Starchy Cheesy

ingredients

  • 200 g Castello® Havarti Creamy Cheese
  • 300 g stortini pasta
  • 400 ml milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 30 g corn starch
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 sprigs rosemary
  • 2 tbsp breadcrumbs

preparation

1. Preheat the oven to 180° C.

2. Cook the Stortini pasta according to the packet instructions in a large pan of boiling salted water until al dente.

3. In a bowl whisk eggs, milk and salt and pepper. Grate Castello® Creamy Havarti Cheese and mix with corn starch. Stir the grated cheese with the egg and milk mixture.

4. Drain the pasta, keep the pan off the heat and add the cheese batter. Make sure to stir con-stantly to avoid the eggs from scrambling. Pour the mac and cheese into a muffin pan or in muffin cups.

5. Mix olive oil, finely chopped rosemary and breadcrumbs. Top the muffins with the breadcrumb mix and bake for 30 minutes at 180° C.

For a younger crowd, serve your muffins alongside dipping sauces, as you would other finger foods. Try marinara sauce for an Italian spin, or keep it simple with some ranch dip - both are instant crowd-pleasers. As appetizers at dinner parties, pair your Mac and Cheese Muffins with a light sparkling wine or cham-pagne. The bright notes of fruit stand in great contrast to the mellow flavours from the cheese. During dinner, the darker aromas from a Pinot Noir or Cabernet Sauvignon thrive when enjoyed along the soft and nutty zests from the Cheddar, while Pale Ales are great when opting for beer instead.

tips & tricks

Once you taste our take on macaroni and cheese in bite-sized muffin shapes, trying some of the many other variations of the incredibly versatile dish will become unavoidable. At Castello®, macaroni and cheese is one of our favourite dishes, and our many recipes are guaranteed to satisfy even your strongest cravings. Keep things simple, and indulge on the classic Mac and Cheese in its most celebrated form, or do away with carbs using our delicious Cauliflower Mac and Cheese recipe. Our Bacon Mac and Cheese makes you wish you had room for another bite, while our Lobster Mac and Cheese delivers on all accounts, with gourmet and feel-good pairing beautifully together. Dive in on our Crockpot Mac and Cheese for when you have no time for cooking or enjoy tongue-tickling bursts from our Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese. Using our recipes and cheese, getting to the good part is quick, easy and delicious.