Few dishes are more comforting than gooey macaroni and cheese hot out of the oven. But we’ve managed to make it even more appealing by serving it in individual prosciutto cups topped with crispy panko. These mac ’n’ cheese cups are an ideal party appetizer or midafternoon snack. Or for a satisfying meal, serve them alongside some sautéed zucchini.
What to buy: Lining the wells of the muffin pan is easiest using prosciutto slices that are at least 3 inches wide.
Panko is coarse Japanese-style breadcrumbs. It’s available in the international section of most supermarkets.
Game plan: Place the prosciutto in the freezer for about 5 minutes to make it easier to slice and line the muffin-pan wells with.
If you don’t have a 12-well muffin pan, you can use two 6-well muffin pans; just be sure to bake them side by side in the oven.
This recipe was featured as part of our hand-held meals you can make in a muffin pan.