Sweet potato mac & cheese cups

Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 85 mins
Sweet potato mac & cheese cups
Perfect for the children's lunchbox or as a tasty snack

1 small sweet potato

250g macaroni

20g butter

20g flour

500ml milk

1 tsp Dijon mustard

150g grated cheddar or mozzarella cheese

Salt and pepper, to taste

Heat oven to 200°C. Prick the sweet potato and place on baking sheet. Bake for 1 hour, or until soft. Let cool, cut open, scrape out flesh and mash well. 

Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook macaroni according to package directions, drain and replace in the pot.

Meanwhile, melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add the flour and whisk well. 

Gradually pour in the milk, whisking constantly to prevent any lumps. Whisk until the milk thickens, about 10 minutes.

Add the mustard, cheddar, mashed sweet potato flesh, salt and pepper and whisk until smooth. 

Pour over the cooked macaroni and combine.

Lightly grease 2 muffin tins and divide the mixture. You should get around 15 cups in total. Bake for 25 minutes. Eat cold or warm.


Preparation Time
20 minutes

Cooking Time
85 minutes

Main ingredients
Cheese, Pasta & Noodles, Vegetables

Recipe Type
Dinner, Budget, Easy, Kids Food, Lunch Box, Side Dish, Snacks, Babyfood, Vegetarian


Special Info

Level of Difficulty

Let cool before removing from the muffin tin as the cups need to set. 

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