Surprising Uses for Muffin Tins: Smoothie Storage, Crouton Cups and More

We know it works for cupcakes, but this kitchen workhouse has so much more potential

Chicken Salad Wonton Cups

Chicken Salad Wonton Cups

Eat. Drink. Love.

Crispy wonton cups add the perfect amount of crunch to creamy chicken salad, and the flower-petal shape elevates this lunchtime staple into an elegant party-ready appetizer. So long crustless bread!

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Blueberry Maqui Smoothies

Blueberry Maqui Smoothies

Muffin Tin Mania

These smoothies are a perfect example of how easy it is to use muffin tins to freeze and store liquids. Simply plop a couple of frozen smoothie cubes in the blender with a little milk, juice or water and whip up.

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Mini Meals

Mini Meals

A Boy and His Lunch

Bento-type meals in muffin tins are all the rage with kids. There's even a coalition of bloggers who have formed Muffin Tin Mondays, where they share photos and recipes of their creations.

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Caesar Salad in Crouton Bowls

Caesar Salad in Crouton Bowls

Apron Strings

Is your favorite part of a Caesar salad the crispy, garlicky croutons? Here, the toasty bread takes center stage as a petite serving bowl for the salad.

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Salami Cups

Salami Cups

Wanna Bite

The creamy mozzarella balances perfectly with the crunchy banana peppers and the smoky flavor of the roasted red peppers, while the marinated artichokes complete the bite with a kick of flavor. It’s an antipasto platter on the go!

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Lasagna Cups

Lasagna Cups

Lauren's Latest

They’re lasagna turned inside out! Curl the noodle around the filling to create a dramatic presentation. Plus, the portion-controlled cups make just-right serving sizes as opposed to a huge slice of pan lasagna.

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Sloppy Joe Cups

Sloppy Joe Cups

Recipe By Photo

These easy-to-make mini bread bowls filled with seasoned meat and cheese are less messy and a lot cuter than regular-sized sloppy Joes.

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