Mini Macaroni Pies
- 1 1/2 cups crushed butter crackers (about 35 crackers) (recommended: Ritz)
- 2 cups grated Cheddar, divided
- 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted, plus 2 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces
- 4 cups cooked elbow macaroni (about 8 ounces uncooked), drained and kept hot
- 2 large eggs, beaten
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
In a bowl, combine the crackers, 1 cup of the Cheddar and the melted butter. Divide the mixture among the prepared muffin cups and press firmly into the bottom and up the sides.
Spoon 2 tablespoons of the macaroni mixture into each cracker crust and top with the remaining Cheddar. Bake until the cheese is browned and slightly crispy, about 25 minutes. Allow the pies to cool slightly before unmolding and serving warm.