Although these mac and cheese cups might seem like they could be more fun than delicious, we assure nothing could be further from the truth. In the end, the cheese sauce, Panko mixture, and even the minced chives come together to form the perfect mac and cheese experience. We especially loved the homemade cheese sauce and the wonderful techniques that are used to make it. If you are picky about your cheese and noodles, we highly recommend giving this recipe a try.
Another reason that we loved this recipe is the fact that it uses wonderful techniques, particularly in creating the cheese sauce. There is actually a name for the cheese mixture- béchamel. It is produced by the process of melting butter, stirring in flour, and then slowly adding in milk. This results in a super creamy mixture that reaches perfection with the addition of sharp cheddar cheese.
Lastly, there is no denying that this is a fun and creative way to serve such a classic meal. It is very easy to spoon the noodle mixture into the muffin pan wells, and they bake up perfectly in the oven. These fun “cupcakes” would pair well with all sorts of foods and would be perfect as a weeknight dinner or as a make-and-take item to a picnic.