Got a picky eater? Make these Easy Pumpkin Mac N Cheese Cups for a fun twist on fall! This post is sponsored by Annie’s Homegrown. All delicious opinions are my own.
Easy Pumpkin Mac N Cheese Cups
My family has a love-love relationship with mac n’ cheese.
But this mom is in the “zone.”
With fall around the corner, I have pumpkin on the brain – big time. To make our comfort food even more festive for the season, I decided to make our mac n’ cheese to the next level. Make these Easy Pumpkin Mac N Cheese Cups for Kids – in the shape of a pumpkin! – for a fun side dish for fall. Ready to create a fun fall twist on a kid-friendly favorite?
And did I mention that these mac n cheese cups are ORGANIC? Winning! With so much emphasis on healthy nutrition for kids these days, it’s so important for my family to eat organic whenever we can.
Annie’s Homegrown certified organic products allow us to enjoy the foods we love without sacrificing on taste. And who doesn’t love good old mac n cheese, right? Annie’s Homegrown Shells & Real Aged Cheddar Macaroni & Cheese is the perfect certified organic addition to this kid-friendly recipe. So grab your Easy Pumpkin Mac N Cheese Cups recipe, the perfect organic side dish for your kids this fall!
Easy Pumpkin Mac N Cheese Cups Recipe
Easy Pumpkin Mac N Cheese Cups for Kids
- 1 6 oz. Box of Organic Mac N' Cheese (like Annie's Organic Shells & Real Aged Cheddar)
- 3 TBSP milk
- 2 TBSP butter
- 1/4 cup of organic pumpkin puree
- 1 organic egg
- 1/2 cup or organic breadcrumbs I used seasoned panko
- 1 bunch of organic broccoli
- Cooking Spray
- Make mac n' cheese according to package instructions - cooking until al dente.
- Drain. Add milk, butter and cheese sauce to pasta. Stir until combined. Add pumpkin puree and stir.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- Beat egg in small bowl. Pour over mac n' cheese. Stir until combined.
- Spray cooking spray to muffin tin (making sure to get the sides).
- Place breadcrumbs in the bottom of each muffin tin. Add one piece of broccoli to each tin, stem side up (so that it sticks out of the top of the tin).
- Pour in mac n' cheese mixture, filling each tin so that the mixture covers the broccoli (stem still exposed)
- Bake at 400 degrees for about 15 minutes or until cups are set. Allow to cool for 5 minutes before removing from tins. Serve warm.
Yum for All
YUM! Pumpkins, macaroni and cheese and little hands – it’s a winning fall combo to me! Organic is for “every bunny.” Organic doesn’t have to be complicated or out of reach for your family. With Annie’s Homegrown, I can give my kids the comfort food they love (ok, me too!), eat better and live more responsibly. Annie’s certified organic products make it easy to enjoy family meals how they should be, simple and delicious. Annie’s Homegrown strives to achieve “Yum for All” – it’s a motto that I can stand behind.
Looking for more delicious organic recipe ideas? Check out the Annie’s Homegrown website for lots of FREE recipe ideas, lunchbox inspiration (how cute are the bunnies?!), and more.
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So cute! What a fun and very tasty idea! These look great. Would be perfect for my kids lunches too! Love them!
Ann Bacciaglia says
I love how easy these are to make. I will have to try this recipe on the weekend. My kids are going to love it.
These are oh so cute, we love Annie’s. I’m totally making these!
Kimberly Flickinger says
These are cute and perfect for Fall/Halloween time! Definitely pinning for later.
This sounds delicious! I can’t wait to start all the Fall recipes!
Ha! They’re so cute. The perfect way to celebrate the season. 🙂
Katherine G says
These macaroni and cheese cups look so delicious! I would give these a try. I think how you set them up is so cute!
I’m so impressed with how adorable these look! What a creative recipe! I have to give it a go and am hoping that mine are not a total fail!
Louise Bishop says
So cute and healthy too! Always trying to find new ways to help the kids celebrate! They would love these!
christina aliperti says
These are too cute! Eating organic means healthier and better quality foods for our family.
Cassidy Ciazza says
My kids will love this
Alyson McMahon says
These look so tasty!
What a neat idea! These are very creative! 🙂
Deborah D says
I love pumpkin and these look delicious!
Nancy Burgess says
These are so cute and the kids could help make them.
Karen Propes says
This is such a neat idea, we love Annie’s Shells and Cheddar. They will love this treat when they come to visit Grandma house. Thanks for sharing! These will be fun to make at Thanksgiving also for the kids table or for everybody.
Amy Green says
Ohmigosh! This recipe is so adorable. I love eating macaroni and cheese with broccoli all the time. The little pumpkins will be great to serve at Halloweentime dinner, and also Thanksgiving!
Mary Songer says
These are cute and I love putting vegetables into pasta dishes.
Deborah D says
These look so good as well as cute.
G K says
I love how these look like little pumpkins. A great way for portion control.