Bacon Macaroni And Cheese Muffins
Main Course, Side Dish
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box Deluxe Four Cheese Macaroni & Cheese
i.e. Kraft or similar
shredded cheddar or Italian cheese blend
cooked and crumbled
half and half or milk
dry mustard powder
grated Parmesan cheese
chopped fresh parsley
Preheat the oven to 375°F and spritz the wells of a 12 cup muffin tin with cooking spray. Set aside.
On the stove top in salted water, cook the macaroni per the instructions on the package. Drain well.
Add to a medium mixing bowl. To the bowl add cheese sauce packet, 1 cup shredded cheese, eggs, crumbled bacon, half and half, garlic powder, onion and mustard powder. Mix well.
Use a 4 oz ice cream scoop to divide the macaroni between the muffin cups. Sprinkle the remaining ½ cup shredded cheese on top.
In a bowl, toss together crumb topping ingredients. Sprinkle evenly on top of the muffins.
Bake for 25 minutes or until golden and set. Rest in the pan for 5 minutes.
Run a knife around the edge to loosen. Serve immediately.
Fresh white breadcrumbs may be used in place of the panko breadcrumbs, if desired.