Mac n Cheese Muffins

Serves: 12

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

  1. 3/4 sweet onion
  2. 1 cup baby cut carrots
  3. 1 cup broccoli florets
  4. 1 cup shredded lowfat cheddar cheese
  5. 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  6. 1 large egg
  7. 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, softened
  8. 2 teaspoons olive oil
  9. 1 box (14.5 oz.) whole wheat macaroni noodles, cooked according to package
  10. 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. 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

Fruit Naturals® Cherry Mixed Fruit fruit cup
½ cup carrots and seedless cucumbers

Nutritional Value

  1. Calories 347
  2. Fat 11.37g
  3. Protein 20.63g
  4. Carbohydrates 40.44g
  5. Fiber 3.76g
  6. Cholesterol 33mg
  7. Sodium 497mg
  8. Calcium 434mg
  9. Iron 1.98mg
  10. *Nutritional information is for complete meal with suggested sides

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