Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Baked Mac and Cheese Cups

Baked Mac and Cheese Cups make the perfect tailgating snack for football season. If you love macaroni and cheese, you MUST try this homemade recipe with only FIVE ingredients!  #foodiefootballfans

I am a macaroni and cheese girl through and through. There is just something about a big bowl of mac and cheese that instantly makes me feel better – hello comfort food! Given a choice of a fancy dinner or macaroni and cheese, I will always choose the latter.

True story: the very first thing I learned how to cook by myself was macaroni and cheese when I was six years old and you better believe that I ate it for a week straight.

Since football season is coming up and we are bound to attend some Sunday afternoon watch parties, I have updated my favorite homemade mac and cheese recipe to be perfect for when I am on the go or tailgating before a game.

The recipe is easy and makes about 12 servings of delicious and gooey mac and cheese.

Baked Mac and Cheese Cups make the perfect tailgating snack for football season. If you love macaroni and cheese, you MUST try this homemade recipe with only FIVE ingredients!  #foodiefootballfans


Baked Mac and Cheese Cups

Ingredients:

1 lb of large elbow macaroni
2 lb of your favorite cheese, shredded (I use Colby Jack)
Small block of Velveeta Cheese
16 oz. Sour Cream
1 Stick Butter

Directions:
Heavily salt a large pot of water and bring to a boil
Add macaroni and cook as directed on package
Melt butter and Velveeta Cheese together, stirring constantly
Add sour cream to cheese mix with a wisk and keep warm – be careful to not let it burn to the pan
Drain macaroni and return to pot
Add cheese sauce to macaroni and mix well
Gradually add ¾ of the shredded cheese, mixing well
Pour macaroni and cheese into a baking dish and top with 1/3 shredded cheese
Bake at 350 until cheese on top is melted

Baked Mac and Cheese Cups make the perfect tailgating snack for football season. If you love macaroni and cheese, you MUST try this homemade recipe with only FIVE ingredients!  #foodiefootballfans


Dish into a bowl or treat cup, garnish with a little extra cheese and a football pick, and enjoy!

I like keeping my baking dish in a Pyrex portable bag so the mac and cheese stays warm during the drive to the party. Then I use a large ice cream scoop to dish the mac and cheese into the treat cups.

With football season right around the corner, it’s time to tailgate and get your mac and cheese on!

I’ve teamed up with a group of bloggers from all over the country to share their favorite recipes for a football party. Click on their links below to see them all and then tell me your favorite tailgating food in the comments.


64 recipes for the perfect football tailgate! Check out everything from appetizer recipes, entree recipes, cocktail recipes, dessert recipes, side dish recipes and more to cheer on your team! #foodiefootballfans

64 recipes for the perfect football tailgate! Check out everything from appetizer recipes, entree recipes, cocktail recipes, dessert recipes, side dish recipes and more to cheer on your team! #foodiefootballfans
Spicy Mexican Cheese Dip by 2 Cookin Mamas
Salsa Verde by A Dish of Daily Life
Skillet Sausage Dip by A Joyfully Mad Kitchen
Sausage, Peppers + Onions Pigs in a Blanket by A Little Gathering
Grilled Jalapeno Poppers by A Mind Full Mom
Beer & Brats Bake by A Simpler Grace
Black Bottom Maple Pecan Pie Bars by An Oregon Cottage
Crispy Baked Buffalo Wings by And She Cooks
Blackberry BBQ Sticky Wings by Around My Family Table
Cheesy Pull Apart Garlic Bread by Beer Girl Cooks
Black Bean & Corn Salsa by Body Rebooted
Roasted Garlic BBQ Chicken Wings Recipe by Bread Booze Bacon
Smoky Jalapeno Poppers by Brunch-n-Bites
Loaded Sweet Potato Nachos by Bucket List Tummy
Deconstructed Smoked Chicken Chile Relleno by Cafe Terra
Chicken Spinach & Artichoke Dip French Bread by Cake 'n Knife
Cuban Sandwich Quesadillas by Casa de Crews
Grilled Asparagus Spears by Celebrating Family
Sweet and Salty Blueberry Popcorn by Club Narwhal
Buffalo Chicken Poppers by Coffee Love Travel
Sea Bass Skewers + Blackbeard Cocktails by Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Buffalo Chicken Poppers by Dash of Herbs
Easy chicken roll ups with cream cheese and veggies by Family Food on the Table
Bottled Tailgate Cocktails by Feast + West
The Best Tex-Mex Arrachera Fajitas by Foodal
Loaded Guacamole by foodbyjonister
Cincinnati Nachos by Foodtastic Mom
Cajun Red Beans and Andouille Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms by For the Love of Food
Grilled Shrimp Pizza by Glisten and Grace
Mini Bell Pepper Nachos by Hello Little Home
Slow Cooker Sweet Spicy Meatballs by Honey & Birch
BBQ Chicken Wontons by Lauren's Kitchen
Loaded Tailgate Tots by Life's Ambrosia
Ricotta & Fig Bites by Living Well Kitchen
Tailgate Tacos by Lizzy is Dizzy
Nashville Hot Chicken Wings by Loaves & Dishes
Cincinnati Chili Dip by Love & Flour
{Slow Cooker} BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches by Love Bakes Good Cakes
Tailgate Bloody Marys by Loves Food, Loves to Eat
Sweet Korean Chicken Wings by Macheesmo
Bacon Wrapped Tater Tots by Me and My Pink Mixer
Beer Sangria by Mixplorology
Crab Pretzels by Mom's Messy Miracles
Hot Bacon Dip by Nik Snacks
Build Your Own Bloody Mary Bar by Off the Eaten Path
Chowder Stuffed Jalapeno Poppers by Order in the Kitchen
Old Fashioned Sweet by Peanut Blossom
Baked Mac and Cheese Cups by Polka Dotted Blue Jay
Texas Toothpicks with Buttermilk Ranch by See Aimee Cook
Pretzel Turkey Meatballs (GF, DF, SF) by Shaws Simple Swaps
Hearty Vegetable Chili by Simple and Savory
Focaccia Pizza by Simplify, Live, Love
Sweet Potato Skins Stuffed with BBQ Ranch Pulled Pork by Sustaining the Powers
Bacon-Wrapped Cheeseburger Bites by The BakerMama
Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad by The Creative Bite
German Potato Skins by The Crumby Cupcake
Old Bay Trail Mix by The Culinary Compass
Meat Lover's Pizza Bites by The Life Jolie
Raspberry Chipotle Black Bean Dip by The Mexitalian
Grilled Asian Chicken Wings & Shishito Peppers by The Secret Ingredient Is
Blackened Shrimp Tacos by The Speckled Palate
Honeydew Melon Refresher by Two Places at Once
Grilled Sauerkraut Stuffed Brats by West via Midwest
Sausage Apple and Sage Hand Pies by What A Girl Eats


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