Mini Mac and Cheese Cakes Recipe {that can be made gluten-free}

Last week I had the pleasure to introduce you to the Gluten Freely website. If you have not yet taken a peek, I thought I would indulge you a little more by sharing one of their fabulous recipes for Mini Mac and Cheese Cakes. This tasty spin on an all time favorite can be made gluten free {if need be – thanks to General Mills} and are sure to be a huge hit, especially with the little kiddies.


I have tested this recipe with both gluten-free and regular ingredients and I have to say we really enjoyed each version. I was actually surprised that the cheese sauce for the gluten free version turned out just as thick and creamy as the original. The small bite size cakes make perfect appetizers and the crispy cereal crust push these over the edge – so delicious!

Gluten Freely Mini Mac and Cheese Cakes
{recipe can be printed here}
Ingredients:
1 Cup of Tinkyada Brown Rice Elbow Macaroni
3 Cups of Corn Chex® Cereal, finely crushed
2 1/2 Cups of Shredded Cheese of Choice (10 oz)
5 Tablespoons of Unsalted Butter, melted
1 Tablespoon of Bisquick® Gluten-Free
1 Cup of Whole Milk, warmed
1 Egg Yolk, slightly beaten
1/4 Teaspoon of Salt
1 Egg White, beaten until stiff but not dry

The only substitutes I used for the regular version is Regular Elbow Macaroni and Flour {in place of the Bisquick}


{1} Cook and drain the macaroni as directed on package. While the macaroni is cooking finely crush the cereal using a food processor {or rolling pin and ziploc}.

Preheat the oven to 350º and grease the pans. I used mini cupcake pans however regular cupcake or muffin tins can be used as well.


{2} In medium bowl, mix the crushed cereal, 1 cup of the cheese and 4 tablespoons of the melted butter.


{3} Divide mixture among muffin/cupcake cups and press it firmly in the bottom and up sides of the cups with a spoon.


{4} In a medium saucepan, stir together the remaining 1 tablespoon of melted butter and flour blend {Bisquick® Gluten-Free or regular flour} – cook over medium heat for 1 minute creating a rue. Gradually whisk in the milk; cook and stir about 5 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat; stir in 1 cup of the cheese until melted.


{5} Stir in the cooked macaroni, egg yolk and salt. Fold in the beaten egg white.


{6} Spoon mixture filling each crust-lined cup and top with the remaining 1/2 cup of cheese.


{7} Bake about 20 minutes or until golden and puffed. Cool 5 minutes and remove from the pan. Serve warm.


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Comments

  1. can you post calories, etc with your recipes??

  2. The Nutrition Information below is from the Gluten Freely Website for this particular recipe…
    Beta-Carotene:2%; Calories:230; Calories from Fat:130; Carbohydrate Choice:1; Cholesterol:60mg; Fat:2; High-Fat Meat:1/2; Potassium:90mg; Sodium:310mg; Starch:1; Total Carbohydrate:17g; Dietary Fiber:1g; Total Fat:14g; Monounsaturated Fat:4g; Polyunsaturated Fat:1/2g; Protein:8g; Saturated Fat:9g; Sugars:2g; Dairy:1/2c; Fats & Oils:1tsp

    Please let me know if you have any other questions – thanks ~ Stephanie Lynn

  3. I am popping over from Rhoda’s recipe party. Hope you enjoy my orange muffins (link #99.)

    What a fun recipe . . . I love it that it is indiviual portions. And gluten free. Nice work.

    Fondly,
    Glenda

  4. WOW! These look like the ultimate comfort food!

  5. I read your blog and then my next email was a tip email that said you can buy gluten free oatmeal from Amazon.com. It explained you can by gluten free in the grocery stores but they get cross contaminated with the oats that is not gluten free when they are processed. Just thought some of you might be able to use this hint.

  6. This look so good. How many mini muffin size did this make?

  7. These look delish, I don’t have the gluten propblem but know many people who do!

    Make & Share

  8. OH SO GOING TO TRY THESE! Thanks for sharing! ; )

  9. Oh, my. These look absolutely delicious!

  10. Stopping by from Rhoda’s Summer Recipe party, these look delicious! I’m going to try them!

  11. These look great – my kiddos are going to love them!

    Chelsea

  12. This recipe is just in time, I’ve been trying to figure out what to take to my next get together. It has an All American theme and I can’t think of anything more perfect that mac and cheese!

        

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