Mac n Cheese Muffins

Courtesy of: Produce for Kids
Rating: 
5
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Servings: 12
Prep: 5 min.
Cook:
Total Time: 35 min.

Description

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! Photography by Christine Pittman in partnership with Produce for Kids.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 sweet onion
  • 1 cup baby cut carrots
  • 1 cup Andy Boy® broccoli florets
  • 1 cup shredded lowfat cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 box (14.5 oz.) whole wheat macaroni noodles, cooked according to package
  • 1 cup whole wheat bread crumbs, divided

Directions

  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.
  4. Add cooked macaroni, vegetables and ½ cup bread crumbs.
  5. Stir until just incorporated.Spoon mixture evenly into greased muffin pan.
  6. Sprinkle remaining bread crumbs on top and bake 30 minutes, or until lightly browned.

Suggested Sides

  • 1 fruit cup packed in 100% fruit juice
  • 1 100% blended fruit pouch
  • ½ cup carrots and seedless cucumbers

Nutritional Value

  • Calories 347 Fat 11.37g
  • Protein 20.63g Carbohydrates 40.44g
  • Fiber 3.76g Cholesterol 33mg
  • Sodium 497mg Calcium 434mg
  • Iron 1.98mg
  • *Nutritional information is for complete meal with suggested sides