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Mac n Cheese Muffins

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Mac n Cheese Muffins

Mac n Cheese Muffins

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes


  • 3/4 sweet onion
  • 1 cup baby cut carrots
  • 1 cup 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 (14.5 oz.) box whole wheat macaroni noodles, cooked according to package
  • 1 cup whole wheat breadcrumbs, divided


  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.
  5. Serve with Fruit Naturals®
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 347Total Fat: 11.37gCholesterol: 33mgSodium: 497mgCarbohydrates: 40.44gFiber: 3.76gProtein: 20.63g

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Amber Gray

About the Author

Amber Gray

Amber is the new mom to a baby girl and navigating the world of diapers, first foods and very little sleep. She has been a part of the Produce for Kids team for 9 years, overseeing all digital marketing efforts including digital partnerships, content strategy, social media, website and email marketing. A passion for healthy cooking was instilled in her at a young age, cooking alongside her mom and sister in the kitchen. Her passion for cooking, food and photography has also brought her behind the lens to develop and photograph recipes for Produce for Kids and partners.

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