This is a sponsored post on behalf of Campbell’s Soup Company. All opinions are my own, and may differ from yours.
Over the last few months I’ve shared some genius ideas from The Wisest Kid in the Whole World for family friendly meals. I really enjoyed this opportunity to learn new recipes for the kids and myself to create together. Those special moments are truly treasured. I learned that my kids, even at their young ages really do like helping out in the kitchen and being a part of the meal preparing process.
Some of my favorite dishes we prepared from Campbell Soup Company are Chicken Broccoli Divan and Chocolate & Banana Cream Puffs. Our most recent dish we created with the kids in the kitchen is Campbell’s Mini Mac & Cheese Cups; it’s actually one of the top 3 most popular recipes on The Wisest Kid website.
Mini Mac & Cheese Cups
Mini Mac & Cheese Cups Recipe
- 3 tablespoons plain dry bread crumbs
- 1 teaspoon butter, melted
- 1 can (10 3/4 ounces) Campbell’s® Condensed Cheddar Cheese Soup
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 2 cups cooked rotini (spiral) pastaor medium shell-shaped pasta, cooked and drained
- 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese(about 4 ounces)
Step 1 Heat the oven to 400°F. Spray 8 (2 1/2-inch) muffin-pan cups with vegetable cooking spray and lightly coat with 1 tablespoon bread crumbs. Stir the remaining bread crumbs and the butter in a small bowl.
Step 2 Stir the soup, milk, black pepper, rotini and 3/4 cup cheese in a medium bowl. Spoon about 1/3 cup rotini mixture into each muffin-pan cup. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese and bread crumb mixture.
Step 3 Bake for 20 minutes or until the rotini mixture is hot and bubbling. Let stand for 10 minutes before removing the minis from the pan.
L is helping with Step 1 where he layers the bottom of each muffin cup with bread crumbs. And J took care of Step 2 where he mixed all of the ingredients together for us.
Campbell’s Mini Mac & Cheese Cups can be on the table in 50 minutes or less! We loved the new dish, and can’t wait to make it again. I think next time I will add some cooked bacon or sausage to the mix and see how the kids enjoy that.
Curious what other Wisest Kid dishes topped the charts? The Mini Chicken Pot Pies and Cheesy Chicken Potato Casserole were next in popularity. Both of those sound delish!
Cooking with your family can only fill up so much time and with kids getting anxious after a winter of indoor activities and record-low temperatures, we’re sure you’re looking for some inspiration.
Thank you for joining me on this wonderful Campbell Soup Company Ambassadorship! I’d love to hear what dishes were your favorites from The Wisest Kid website. Don’t forget to let your kids join you in the kitchen for some family fun!
Sarah Russell says
I think I need to make these with my kids this weekend!! They look so simple and easy!
These Mini Macaroni and Cheese Cups look really tasty. It’s a great cooking project for the kids.
Janet W. says
What a delicious recipe that would appeal to my grandsons. Thanks for the idea!
It’s great to get kids involved in the kitchen. More fun = less chance they’ll complain about dinner!
Megan @ That Neat Blog says
My boys would be so happy if I made these. Looks like fun and yumminess.
Chelle @ oh just stop already says
Those look like such a fun way to eat Mac & Cheese plus add personalization based on each kids liking. Thanks!
Jennifer H says
Very good point Chelle! Since it’s individual kids can add their own extras.
joanna garcia says
My girls love pasta and helping in the kitchen so this recipe would be great! did not know you can make Chocolate & Banana Cream Puffs too w campbells!
Tammy S says
This looks so good. What a great idea. My kids would love this. Thanks for the recipe!