Mac'n cheese bites

Darci Juris


I made these is a regular size muffin tin, for a heartier bite. But these can also be done in a mini-muffin tin for a smaller bite, but watch cooking time.
The combination of cheese and the addition of bacon turn these bites into a tasty recipe. In all honesty, this can be eaten as is without being baked into "bites"....just serve in a bowl. You could even put it in a casserole dish and bake it that choose, lots of options.


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18 muffin size bites, or approximately 24 mini-muffin bites
15 Min
45 Min


  • 1/2 pkg
    elbow macaroni, cooked
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1/2 c
    onion, chopped
  • 1 1/2 c
  • 8 slice
    bacon, cooked and chopped
  • 2 c
    cheese, grated (1 cup sharp cheddar, 1/2 cup jack, 1/2 cup gouda)
  • 2
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1 c
    panko crumbs
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt and pepper

How to Make Mac'n cheese bites


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Cook and drain pasta noodles, and set aside.
  3. In a small dish, add egg, nutmeg, garlic powder, salt and pepper, and set aside.
  4. In a medium sauce pan, over medium heat, melt butter.
    Add onions to butter and cook for a few minutes. Add flour and stir to coat.
  5. Slowly add all milk, whisking/stirring constantly.
  6. Add cheese in three parts, stirring to combine and melt cheese evenly, until smooth and all melted.
  7. Add cooked pasta, egg and spice mixture, and bacon. Stir to combine. Remove from heat.
  8. Spray muffin tin with cooking spray or olive oil (or butter).
  9. Sprinkle a little Panko on the bottom of each muffin cup. Fill 3/4 full with macaroni mix, and top with either more Panko crumbs or some extra grated cheddar cheese. Finish entire tin.
  10. Bake in oven for about 20 minutes, or until Panko begins to brown.
  11. Remove from oven, gently remove from tin, and serve! Be careful, as the inside will be hot.

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About Mac'n cheese bites

Course/Dish: Cheese Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Italian

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