ITTY BITTY MAC & CHEESE BITES

Ellen Bales

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@Starwriter

Saw these on Facebook. What could be easier? I love homemade mac & cheese much much better than boxed, which some recipes call for.
Photo: Scarboroughfoodfair.com
10-30-15


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Serves:

Makes 36 bites

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

15 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

8 oz
elbow macaroni, cooked
2 Tbsp
butter
2 Tbsp
all purpose flour
1-1/2 c
milk
2 c
shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided
2 oz
cream cheese
1/2 tsp
salt
1/4 tsp
black pepper
1
egg, beaten

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Spray two mini muffin pans with non-stick spray.
2
Cook macaroni according to package directions; drain. Set aside.
3
In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Whisk in the flour and let it cook for a minute, then slowly add the milk while whisking. Once smooth, let it begin to simmer.
4
Add in 1-1/2 cups of the shredded cheese, a little at a time, whisking between each addition until all the cheese has melted into the sauce. Add in the cream cheese, salt and pepper and cook until the cream cheese has been incorporated into the sauce.
5
In a large bowl, stir the pasta, cheese sauce and the egg until evenly mixed.
6
Divide the macaroni and cheese evenly among the mini muffin tins. Press down with the spoon to pack the macaroni in, then sprinkle the remaining cheese on top of each macaroni and cheese bite.
7
Bake in a preheated 350ยบ oven for 15 minutes, or until golden brown on top. Allow to cool for five minutes before removing from mini muffin pans.
8
Makes about 36 bites.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian