cThese Mac n’ cheese cups are easy to eat and to prepare for a large group of people.  Making them in cupcake tins makes it even easier.  Try it at your next tailgate!


  • 1/2 lb elbow macaroni
  • 1 1/2 tbsp butter
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup American cheese chopped
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/4 tsp paprika


  1. Preheat oven to 420 degrees
  2. Boil a pot of water, adding a pinch of salt
  3. Cook macaroni for 5 minutes
  4. Drain pasta
  5. Spray mini muffin tin and sprinkle with 2tbsp of Parmesan
  6. In saucepan, melt butter
  7. Whisk in flour over medium heat for 2 minutes, adding cheddar and American cheese slowly and whisk until melted
  8. Take off heat and add egg yolk and paprika
  9. Slowly add drained macaroni
  10. Spoon mixture into muffin tins
  11. Add remaining Parmesan cheese on top of macaroni
  12. Bake for about 10 minutes
  13. Serve immediately after cooking