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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


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


  • 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, cheese sauce 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): 104 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 141mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

Reviews for Buffalo Macaroni and Cheese Bites

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eradala User ID: 6874039 249711
Reviewed Jun. 22, 2016

"I read the reviews and decided to make adjustments from the start, to counter the possibility of the balls falling apart . I added 1/2 cup bread crumbs to the pasta mix. By accident I bought kraft spiral Mac n cheese which I think helped nThe items bind better. I used my pampered chef mini muffin pan that I love and a rounded tablespoon to place the pasta in the muffin wells. I did not overload the wells. Using 2 tablespoon would not have made enough for 24 bowl.

It didnt take more than an hour in the fridge to firm up so idk why it says 3 or more hours
As long as you firm the ball in your hand and go slow with the dipping and dredging they stayed together and actually looked just like the pic when done.Great vegetarian alternative to buffalo chk. I would make these again as we enjoyed them"

toni.m User ID: 5441752 115990
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2013

"This was really dissapointing! So sad cause my kids love buffalo anything and love mac & cheese! Real bummer at our super bowl party last night."

tstrouth User ID: 5726065 137673
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2013

"What a takes more than 1 egg and more sauce than listed, and the Mac balls don't hold together"

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