Southwestern Mac & Cheese Cornbread Cups

Corn Bread Biscuit Bowl

  • 1 ¾ cup flour
  • ½ cup cornmeal
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • ¼ cup butter, cold, finely sliced
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 Cupcake tray, with cupcake liners 

Macaroni & cheese

  • 1  cup elbow macaroni
  • ¼  teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½  tablespoons butter
  • 1 ½  tablespoons flouR
  • ½  cup milk
  • ¼  cup shredded pepperjack
  • ¼ cup Mexican 4 cheese blend

Breadcrumbs

  • 2 tbsp butter, melted
  • ¼ cup scooped cornbread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon bread crumbs
  • ¼ teaspoon sriracha

For the cornbread biscuit bowl:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400F
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine all the dry ingredients (flour, cornmeal, baking soda, baking powder, salt, sugar).
  3. Gradually mix in the butter, making sure it is cold and finely sliced. Use your fingers to press the butter into the dry mixture.
  4. Once the butter has been evenly spread with the cornbread mixture, begin to add milk to the mix.
  5. Knead the dough until the milk and butter have been completely mixed into dry ingredients.
  6. Pull out about 1-inch balls from the dough.
  7. Line a cupcake tray with cupcake liners
  8. Press the dough balls into the center of the cupcake liners and spread them out flat to fill the liners
  9. Place the tray into the oven and bake for 10 minutes, until the edges are slightly golden brown.
  10. Using a spoon, scoop out the center of each biscuit.
  11. Line the base of the bowls with shredded Mexican 4 cheese blend.
  12. Make the breadcrumbs and macaroni and cheese, following the instructions below. Mix the breadcrumbs with the noodles.
  13. Spoon the macaroni into the biscuit bowls.
  14. Top off the bowls with more cheese and Sriracha drizzle if you want some spice.
  15. Bake the bowls for 3 minutes to melt that cheeeeeeeeeeese.

For the macaroni & cheese:

  1. In a saucepan, bring water to a boil and add the macaroni, cooking the noodles for roughly 10 minutes.
  2. Once the macaroni has cooked, add the butter, salt, flour, milk and cheese to the macaroni. If you like your macaroni extra cheesy, just add more cheese.

For the breadcrumbs:

  1. Melt butter in a saucepan.
  2. Take ¼ cup scooped cornbread biscuit crumbs, 1 tablespoon of breadcrumbs and a teaspoon of sriracha and stir into the melted butter.
  3. Stir all the breadcrumbs into the Mac n cheese.

Take that macbowl to the face.