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Buffalo Macaroni and Cheese Bites

 Buffalo Macaroni and Cheese Bites
I make a great vegetarian buffalo-style appetizer. Macaroni and cheese get heated up with Louisiana-style hot sauce, breaded and baked. These tasty nibbles are served with blue cheese dressing.—Ann Donnay, Milton, Massachusetts
24 ServingsPrep: 45 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 package (7-1/4 ounces) macaroni and cheese dinner mix
  • 6 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 cup Louisiana-style hot sauce
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 can (6 ounces) French-fried onions, crushed
  • Blue cheese salad dressing

Directions

  • Set the cheese packet from dinner mix aside. In a large saucepan,
  • bring water to a boil. Add macaroni; cook for 8-10 minutes or until
  • tender. Drain. Stir in the contents of the cheese packet, milk and
  • butter.
  • Press 2 tablespoonfuls into greased miniature muffin cups. Cover and
  • refrigerate for 3 hours or overnight.
  • Place the hot sauce, flour, egg and onions in separate shallow bowls.
  • Remove macaroni bites from cups. Dip in the hot sauce and flour,
  • then coat with egg and onions. Place 2 in. apart on a lightly
  • greased baking sheet.
  • Bake at 400° for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with

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Buffalo Macaroni and Cheese Bites (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • dressing. Yield: 2 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 appetizer (calculated without salad dressing) equals 104 calories, 5 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 11 mg cholesterol, 141 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.