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Garlic Ranch Mac and Cheese Cups

  • Author: Arlene Mobley
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American


I love easy to make and eat appetizers. When I am planning for game day I know I need some game day food on hand that will be easy to serve. These Garlic Ranch Mac and Cheese Cups fit the bill.



  • 2 1/2 cups cooked elbow macaroni
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1 cup shredded fresh Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 4 ounces softened cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup Naturally Fresh® Classic Ranch Dressing
  • 1 teaspoon chopped garlic
  • 1 teaspoon parsley flakes
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • about 1 cup Panko Bread Crumbs


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Boil, drain, rinse the pasta and set aside.
  3. Spray a muffin pan with non-stick spray.
  4. Divide the Parmesan cheese between the 12 muffin wells.
  5. In a large bowl combine the cream cheese, ranch dressing, 1 cup of cheddar cheese, 1 cup of mozzarella cheese, garlic, parsley, salt and pepper.
  6. Mix the pasta in to the cheese mixture.
  7. Using a spoon or a ice cream scoop fill each muffin well.
  8. Top each portion equally with the remaining shredded cheese.
  9. Sprinkle a teaspoon of bread crumbs over each serving.
  10. Bake for 25-30 minutes in the preheated oven until golden brown.
  11. Remove from the pan from the oven and allow the cheeses to set up for 15-20 minutes before removing from the muffin pan.
  12. Makes 12 servings.

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