Monday, November 9, 2009

Baked Macaroni and Cheese Cupcakes

Tuesdays at the Table
Lovely Yellow Ribbons

Tasty Tuesday
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This recipe is from Giada De Laurentis.It's not really a cupcake in the traditional sense of the word. More pasta,individual quiche-y like. It was really easy and quite yummy! Just a little tip... Do not overcook and don't be stingy with the olive oil!
The Recipe:
vegetable spray
2 cups dried bread crumbs
1 tbsp olive oil, plus extra for drizzling
8 oz ground turkey
1/2 teas kosher salt
1/4 teas ground pepper
8 oz small pasta, like elbows
2 cups grated parmesan
1 1/2 cups grated white cheddar (I used mozzarella)
1 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
2 cups blanched chopped broccoli
1 lb blanched asparagus, blanched and cut into 3/4 in pieces

Preheat the oven to 375. Spray 2 (12 cup) muffin tins with vegetable spray. Using 1 cup of the bread crumbs, coat the inside of each muffin cup with bread crumbs, shaking off excess.
In a med skillet, heat 1 tbsp olive oil over med hi heat. Add ground turkey, i/2 teas salt and 1/4 teas pepper. Cook,stirring frequently, until cooked through, about 5-8 min. Set aside.
Bring a lg pot of salted water to boil over high heat. Add pasta and cook until tender, about 8-10 min. Drain and add to lg bowl. Stir in the cooked turkey and the cheeses. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Spoon the prepared pasta mixture into muffin tins, filling about 2/3 full. arrange a few pieces of tomato, broccoli and asparagus into each cup. Top with a thin layer of remaining bread crumbs and drizzle with olive oil.
Bake until golden brown, about 15-20 minutes. Let cool a few minutes and carefully unmold with a spoon onto a serving platter.

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Thanks to Cole at All the Small Stuff for hosting Tuesdays at the Table
Thanks to Jen at Balancing Beauty and Bedlam for hosting Tasty Tuesday.


Tracy said...

OK "Lisa Lu" this is kinda different...I bet they are good though :)
Have a good week my friend!

Saleslady371 said...

This is unique. I'm thinking these would be wonderful at a fancy tea party or just a simple meal, too.

heartnsoulcooking said...

What a GREAT!!! and DIFFERENT!!! recipe.

Cathy said...

You had me at macaroni and cheesse!!! Yummy!!! I am putting this in my file...can't wait to make it!!!

Have a wonderful day!!!

Kelli said...

Oh my word, these sound amazing! A little meal all in one muffin! I love it and will certianly add this to my list of recipes I want to try! Thank you so much for sharing!
Found you on Tasty Tuesdays, but I'm also a SITSista as well!
I look forward to reading more!
I'm hosting an apron giveaway over at my blog! Make sure you check it out for a chance to win! It would go great with your Mac n' Cheese Cupcakes!
Kelli @ SustainingCreativity

Cole said...

I love the idea of single serving mac and cheese!!

Melissa Miller said...

They sound so yummy Lisa! :)

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