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Jalapeno Macaroni and Cheese Cups (Dairy-Free, Vegan)

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Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time45 mins
Easy, cheesy, spicy, and creamy, these Macaroni and Cheese Cups are the perfect snack for your next tailgating party!
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10
Calories: 148

Ingredients

  • 2 cups dry elbow macaroni
  • 1 tablespoon vegan butter spread (I use Earth Balance)
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded vegan cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup Silk Soymilk
  • 1 egg , beaten, (optional)*
  • 1 tablespoon ground mustard
  • salt and fresh ground pepper , to taste
  • 1/4 cup pickled jalapeno slices
  • panko crumbs
  • dried parsley
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil Cooking Spray

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Grease a muffin tin with cooking spray and set aside.
  • Prepare macaroni per the directions on the box.
  • Remove macaroni from the heat, drain and return to the pan over medium heat.
  • Add butter spread, cheese, soymilk, egg, ground mustard, salt and pepper; mix and stir constantly until smooth, and cheese is melted.**
  • Remove from heat and stir in jalapeno slices.
  • Spoon macaroni mixture into the previously prepared muffin tin.
  • Sprinkle tops of macaroni with panko crumbs and dried parsley.
  • Spray tops of macaroni with cooking spray.
  • Bake for 32 to 35 minutes, or until browned.
  • Remove from oven and let stand in muffin tin for a few minutes to cool. This will also make it easier for them to hold their shape.
  • Serve.

Notes

The egg is used to hold the molds together, but I almost always make these without the eggs. Just give them a few minutes to cool and they should hold up without a problem.
*IF you decide to use the egg, please mix and stir continuously until cheese is melted. If you don't stir, the eggs will cook and you are going to end up with scrambled eggs in your mac 'n cheese. Normally, this step isn't done over heat as cheddar cheese will melt just from the hot macaroni, but because vegan cheese takes longer to melt, you will have to mix and stir above heat for a minute or two.
 
Nutrition Facts
Jalapeno Macaroni and Cheese Cups (Dairy-Free, Vegan)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 148 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Cholesterol 16mg5%
Sodium 226mg9%
Potassium 114mg3%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 270IU5%
Vitamin C 0.8mg1%
Calcium 44mg4%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.