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Mac and Cheese Bites


Ingredients

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  • 1/2 pound elbow macaroni noodles
  • 3 tablespoons butter; divided
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese; shredded
  • 2 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 whole egg; beaten
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Spray mini-muffin tins with cooking spray.
  3. Cook pasta according to packaged directions and set aside
  4. In a medium size pan combine 2 Tablespoons butter and flour over medium heat. Whisk until butter is melted and mixture is smooth. Slowly add milk and bring to a simmer. Add 1½ cups of the cheese, cream cheese, salt and pepper. Stir until smooth and creamy. Remove from heat.
  5. In a large mixing bowl, carefully stir pasta, cheese sauce, and egg until evenly mixed and pasta is evenly coated.
  6. Melt remaining 1 Tablespoon butter and mix with 1/2 bread crumbs.
  7. Spoon mac and cheese into mini muffin tins and top each with a small pinch of remaining cheese and pinch of buttered bread crumbs. Bake at 400 degrees F for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  8. Allow to cool 5 minutes before gently removing the bites.
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
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