Mac n Cheese Muffins


These Mac n Cheese Muffins are a healthy spin on a kid-favorite. Since they’re fun to eat and packed with flavor, kids won’t even know they’re filled with veggies!

Mac n Cheese Muffins
 
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Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 6
  • Serving size: 1
  • Calories: 347
  • Fat: 11g
  • Carbohydrates: 40.5g
  • Sodium: 497mg
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Protein: 20.5g
  • Cholesterol: 33mg
Recipe type: Lunchbox Ideas
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Ingredients
  • ¾ medium sweet onion
  • 1 cup baby carrots
  • 4 broccoli florets
  • 1 cup shredded lowfat cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 Tbsp. unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 box (14.5 oz.) whole wheat macaroni, cooked according to package directions
  • 1 cup whole wheat breadcrumbs, divided
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Puree onion, carrots and broccoli in food processor or blender until smooth.
  3. Mix cheddar, mozzarella, egg, butter and olive oil in large bowl. Add cooked macaroni, vegetables and ½ cup bread crumbs. Stir until just incorporated.
  4. Spoon mixture evenly into greased muffin pan. Sprinkle remaining bread crumbs on top and bake 30 minutes, or until lightly browned.
Suggested Sides
• ½ cup cherry mixed fruit salad
• ½ cup carrots and cucumbers, sliced
• 1 blended fruit pouch

*Nutritional information is for complete meal with suggested sides.

 

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