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Thursday, February 5, 2015

Ham and Mac and Cheese Lunchbox Muffins

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These Ham and Mac and Cheese Lunchbox Muffins will be the envy of the cafeteria. They're a delicious way to use up leftover mac and cheese. Thanks to Horizon for giving me the inspiration behind these yummy Ham and Mac and Cheese Lunchbox Muffins.
Mac and Cheese Muffins

I've mentioned *him* before...but I have this child who will not touch a sandwich with a ten foot pole. I find myself constantly searching for what on earth to pack that kid for lunch. And I do pack him a little thermos of mac and cheese fairly often...but 90% of the time, I forget the spoon. The container does come home empty...and I choose not to ask questions {wink}. These Ham and Mac and Cheese Lunchbox Muffins are such a great alternative for me {and him!}.
Macaroni Muffin Recipe

These are made of items you probably have on hand. Leftover mac and cheese, diced ham, bread crumbs, and eggs...and they go together in a flash. They're great for both lunch boxes and after school snacks.

I made these with Horizon's Classic Mac. I make this macaroni and cheese quite often for my kiddos...especially on those busy nights. It's easy to prepare and the boys love it. I love it since it's made with organic ingredients.

Lunch Box Ideas

Ham and Mac & Cheese Lunchbox Muffins

  • 2 cups prepared Horizon Classic Mac (fresh works best...after it is well cooled)
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup diced ham
  • 1/4 cup bread crumbs + 2 tablespoons

Like I mentioned, I like to use leftovers for this recipe. We have busy nights on Tuesdays, so I'll make a quick meal of macaroni and cheese, carrot sticks, and some fruit for my kids. There's usually the right amount of mac and cheese leftover from that to prepare these muffins with...and then I'm all set for lunches for Wednesday and Thursday.

Directions for Ham and Mac and Cheese Lunchbox Muffins:

  • Combine macaroni and cheese with eggs, ham, and 1/4 cup bread crumbs. Stir until well combined. 
  • Spray eight openings in a muffin tin with non-stick spray. 
  • Use an ice cream scoop to add 1/2 cup of mixture to each cup. 
  • Gently press mixture down with your fingers to flatten it into each cup.
  • Sprinkle with additional bread crumbs.
  • Bake in a 350 degree oven for 20-25 minutes...depending on how soft or firm you prefer your muffins. Immediately remove from cups to cool on a wire rack. Refrigerate after 30 minutes of cooling.

Ham Muffins

These are really yummy and awesome to snack on. They're a fabulous way to use up leftovers as well as a few pantry staples. And I just love finding alternatives for sandwiches for my kids' lunches.

Looking for Lunchbox Fun?

  • Grab my 100 Lunchbox Notes (printables) here.
  • See my other non-sandwich lunchbox ideas here.
Easy Lunchbox Ideas

Perfect for lunch boxes. My kids love them cold.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Horizon Organic.
 The opinions and text are all mine.

Ham and Mac and Cheese Lunchbox Muffins | Four Ingredients (you probably have them all) | Goes together in a flash!

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Ham and Mac and Cheese Lunchbox Muffins | Four Ingredients (you probably have them all) | Goes together in a flash!


  1. These muffins are by far the best I have ever tasted. Really really good.

    1. I'm so glad you enjoy them! Thank you bunches for stopping by!