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Bacon Macaroni and Cheese Bites Recipe

Bacon Macaroni and Cheese Bites Recipe

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course appetizers
Servings 24 bites
Calories 112 kcal

what you'll need
  

  • 1 Tbsp unsalted butter divided
  • 1/4 cup breadcrumbs seasoned or plain
  • 2 cups elbow macaroni uncooked
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 4 strips bacon cooked crisp and crumbled
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard optional
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 cups Monterey Jack cheese shredded and divided
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1 tsp fresh parsley finely chopped

let's do it
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease mini muffin tin generously with butter. Coat insides of mini muffin tin with breadcrumbs to help the bites hold their shape.
  • Bring large pot of lightly salted water to a boil and add macaroni. Cook 4-5 minutes, just until softened but not cooked through. Remove from heat, drain and return to pot.
  • Stir in remaining butter and egg until pasta is evenly coated. Mix in bacon, mustard, milk, salt and cheeses (reserving 1 cup Jack cheese) then spoon into muffin tin, press filling gently with fingers (to help the bites hold their shape). Top with reserved cheese.
  • Bake 15-20 minutes or until top is golden brown.
  • Allow muffins to cool slightly before removing from pan. Garnish with fresh parsley and enjoy.

One Last Thing

Mac and cheese bites are the perfect party food–you can eat them on the go!

Nutrition

Calories: 112kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 6gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.3gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 26mgSodium: 181mgPotassium: 56mgFiber: 0.4gSugar: 1g
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