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Buffalo Macaroni and Cheese Bites Recipe

Buffalo Macaroni and Cheese Bites Recipe

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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min. YIELD:24 servings

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

  • 1. 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.
  • 2. Press 2 tablespoonfuls into greased miniature muffin cups. Cover and refrigerate for 3 hours or overnight.
  • 3. 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.
  • 4. Bake at 400° for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with 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.