Pesto Stuffed Mac & Cheese Cups
PREP TIME 10 minutes
COOK TIME 20 minutes
TOTAL TIME 30 minutes
FEATURED IN RECIPE
ZENB Macaroni is coated in an indulgent cheese sauce, popped in a muffin tin, filled with mozzarella and pesto and baked until golden and crispy. The perfect side dish or cheesy snack created by a well-known recipe brand, @twisted who transform traditional recipes into mouth-watering masterpieces!
- 250g ZENB Macaroni
- 60g unsalted butter, softened
- 70g grated parmesan cheese, divided
- 30g melted butter
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 30g plain flour
- ¼ tsp paprika
- ½ tsp mustard powder
- 300ml whole milk
- 200g double Gloucester cheese, grated
- 200g cheddar cheese, grated
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 75g pesto
- 80g mozzarella cheese, cubed
Brush a muffin tin with butter and then sprinkle with grated parmesan cheese to coat.2.
In a pot over medium heat, melt butter. Add the garlic and cook until aromatic, about 1 minute. Add the flour, paprika and mustard powder and cook for 2 minutes.3.
Pour in the milk gradually whisking in between to create a smooth sauce. Bring to a bubble then add the cheeses bit by bit. Season with salt and pepper4.
Preheat oven to 200ºC. Cook ZENB Macaroni 2 minutes less than directed on the package. Drain and add to the sauce.5.
Fill each muffin tin halfway with the Macaroni mix. Fill each one with a piece of mozzarella cheese and a teaspoon of pesto. Fill to the top with Macaroni and cheese. Sprinkle the tops with more parmesan cheese.6.
Bake for 18-20 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with more grated parmesan.
Allow the mac n cheese cups to cool slightly before you serve, this ensures they hold their shape!