15+ Surprising Recipes to Make in a Muffin Tin

Orange-Ginger Baby Cheesecakes
Discover the magic of muffin tins! Including tasty mac 'n' cheese, too-easy enchiladas, and creamy cheesecake, we've compiled a list of our favorite recipes (and they're all made in a muffin pan!). Get in on the craze with these delicious and creative muffin tin recipes.

Mini Spaghetti and Meatball Pies

Why, yes, those are nests of tender spaghetti noodles cradling toppers of pasta sauce, melty cheese, and turkey meatballs. And they're just as delicious as they are cute.

Tuscan Mac and Cheese Cups

A mix of Gorgonzola and Fontina cheeses, proscuitto, and kale takes macaroni and cheese beyond the box. These trendy, cheesy pasta cups will wow any dinner guest.

Turkey Cheeseburger Minis

What's more kid-friendly than a mini cheeseburger? Our version of the backyard cookout staple is made with ground turkey and layers of cheese and pickle slices.

Chicken-Feta Phyllo Cups with Tzatziki Sauce

If you love chicken gyros drizzled with creamy, cucumber-y tzatziki sauce, then these flaky Greek-inspired muffin cups packed with briny olives and feta cheese belong in your life. 

BBQ Sloppy Joe Cups

Sure, you might have brought sloppy joe mix and buns to a potluck before. But imagine guests' reaction when you set down a tray of corn muffin cups stuffed with a BBQ-spiked meat-and-bean filling. Potluck win? We think so.

Pepperoni Pizza Cups

Give pizza night a makeover! These muffin tin miniature pies are not only absolutely adorable, but also super simple to make. Just press pizza dough in each cup and fill with a mix of pasta sauce, pepperoni, and cheese.

Nutty Honey Mini Rolls

Muffin tins make the perfect mold for adorable homemade nut rolls. Bonus: Store-bought packaged crescent rolls make pulling off the breakfast treats a snap.

Mini Turkey Meat Loaves with Fiery Tunisian Sauce

Don't let their miniature size fool you -- each tiny loaf is bursting with bold flavor, thanks to a North African-inspired sauce featuring oven-roasted peppers, dates, and a pungent blend of spices.

Bacon-and-Egg Muffins

Turn your morning meal into a grab-and-go affair! Crisp bacon, scrambled eggs, cheddar cheese, and cornmeal batter combine in our all-in-one breakfast muffins.

Strawberry Cream Scuffins

Scones + muffins = scuffins! Not only are the tasty treats bursting with sweet strawberry and cream flavors, but they're perfect for any breakfast or brunch.

Green Chile Enchiladas

Mexican night has never been easier: Our muffin tin enchilada cups have only five ingredients and take less than an hour to make. Simply fill corn tortillas with chicken, cheese, salsa, and pico de gallo, and dinner is served!

Coffee and Cream Bread Puddings

Warm coffee-spiked bread pudding drizzled with a powdered sugar frosting -- count us in! Dollop a spoonful of our cream cheese topping to finish.

Meat Loaf Muffins

Layers of melted cheese, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, and meat loaf transform a ho-hum weeknight recipe into an adorable dinner display. The trick to these too-cute meat loaf muffins? Bake the meat separately in a muffin tin, then add the additional layers on top.

Buttermilk-Sage Dinner Rolls

Warm and fluffy buttermilk rolls round out any home-cooked meal, especially when laced with a hint of earthy sage. Pair the pull-apart rolls with a drizzle of honey for a mix of savory and sweet flavors.

Breakfast Ham and Egg Cups

Just five ingredients make up our too-cute hearty breakfast bites. Simply line each muffin cup with a thin slice of ham, then fill with tasty ingredients such as eggs, tomatoes, and basil pesto.

Lemon Curd Tassies

Use a mini muffin tin for these bite-size lemony sweets! The bright, slightly tart lemon curd is nestled in a buttery crust and topped with pretty curls of lemon peel.

Savory Stromboli Cups

Turn regular stromboli on its head -- instead of filling a pastry crust with your favorite ingredients, try making them in pastry shells instead. We added sweet pepper, turkey, capicola, and cheese, but you can adjust the recipe to fit your preferences.

Crab-Shrimp Cakes with Mango-Cucumber Salsa

Keep your crab cakes in perfect shape by baking them in a muffin tin instead of the usual patties. Ours feature a mix of crab and shrimp and are topped in a refreshing salsa made from mango, cucumber, and salsa verde.

Rosemary, Cherry, and Ham Stuffing Cups

If a traditional ham dinner accompanied with rosemary-spiked stuffing and a side of sweet butternut squash sounds like your idea of a good meal, then these individual-size muffin cups should be right up your alley.

Muffin Pan Tuna Melts

If you love tuna melts, boy do we have the perfect lunch recipe for you. Our muffin tin sammies are full of all your favorites from the original: tuna, cranberries, mayo, and melted cheese.

Mini Ice Cream Dippers with Double-Dip Fondue

This fun ice cream idea is perfect for parties, sleepovers, or even regular nights with the kids. Simply serve everyone a tray with various toppings and scoops of ice cream with pretzel handles, then let the dipping begin!

Ham and Swiss Quiche Cups

Mini quiches are a staple at any brunch. Our classic ham-and-Swiss version gets an extra boost of flavor from a sprinkling of sliced green onions.

Berry-Orange Coffee Cakes

Indulge in your own personal miniature coffee cake with treats made in a muffin tin. Scrumptious ingredients such as ricotta cheese, cranberries, and a homemade orange glaze make these soon-to-be breakfast favorites oh-so tasty.

Orange-Ginger Baby Cheesecakes

Our delicious baby cheesecakes boast a gingersnap crust, a creamy cheesecake layer, and an orange marmalade finish. Bonus: At less than 150 calories per serving, this tasty muffin tin recipe is a healthy dessert option, too.

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