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Mac and Cheese Bites

Mac and Cheese Bites

Jennie Duncan
Mac and Cheese is a classic dinner comfort food, but this Mac and Cheese Bites takes that dinner and turns it into the best appetizer you will ever have!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Mac and Cheese
Servings 24 mini muffins
Calories 269 kcal

Ingredients
  

Mac and Cheese Filling:

  • 3 cups Macaroni noodles
  • 16 oz Velveeta cheese (cubed)
  • 4 tablespoons Butter
  • 4 cups Cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1 ½ cup Half and half
  • 2 large eggs

Crust:

  • 2 cups Ritz crackers (crushed)
  • 6 tablespoons butter (melted)
  • ½ cup cheddar cheese (shredded)

Instructions
 

  • Cook macaroni according to the package's directions then drain and return to the pot.
  • Over low heat add cubed Velveeta cheese, butter, and shredded cheddar cheese to your cooked macaroni noodles and stir. Pour in half and half and then mix again.
  • Prepare a mini muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray and preheat your oven to 275 degrees F.
  • To prepare your crust add crushed crackers, melted butter, and shredded cheese to a small mixing bowl. Mix together.
  • Spoon crust mixture into prepared mini muffin tin and press firmly until crust us packed in.
  • Spoon in prepared Mac and cheese to each mini muffin crust. Place in the oven to bake for 10-12 minutes or until just the tops of the Mac and cheese is golden.
  • Remove Mac and Cheese Bites from the oven and allow them to sit in the mini muffin tin for 10-15 minutes before attempting to take them out of the pan.
  • For easy removal run a knife around the edges of each Mac and Cheese Bite and remove. Serve warm and enjoy.

Notes

Can I make these ahead of time?
These Mac and Cheese Bites are great to make ahead of time. You can make these 2 or 3 days in advance even! Store them in an airtight food container in the refrigerator. Make sure they are fully cooled before storing in the containers. Stack them all in the container, separated by a layer of wax or parchment paper.
How do I reheat this recipe?
You can reheat these Mac and Cheese Bites two different ways. You can place them on a baking sheet and reheat in the over for 5-10 minutes at 350 degrees. Or put them on a plate and pop them in the microwave for about 2 minutes!

Nutrition

Serving: 1biteCalories: 269kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 12gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 62mgSodium: 536mgPotassium: 144mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 620IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 289mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Mac and Cheese Bites
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