Mini Mac & Cheese Bites Recipe
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Mini Mac & Cheese Bites Recipe

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Young relatives were coming for a Christmas party, so I wanted something fun for them to eat. Instead, the adults devoured my mini mac and cheese. —Katherine Mainiero, Poughkeepsie, NY
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Bake: 10 min.
MAKES:36 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Bake: 10 min.
MAKES: 36 servings


  • 2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 1 cup seasoned bread crumbs, divided
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1-3/4 cups 2% milk
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese
  • 3/4 cup biscuit/baking mix
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten

Nutritional Facts

1 appetizer: 91 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 22mg cholesterol, 162mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 4g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 425°. Cook macaroni according to package directions; drain.
  2. Meanwhile, sprinkle 1/4 cup bread crumbs into 36 greased mini-muffin cups. In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in flour and seasonings until smooth; gradually whisk in milk. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly; cook and stir 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in 1 cup cheddar cheese and Swiss cheese until melted.
  3. Remove from heat; stir in biscuit mix, eggs and 1/2 cup bread crumbs. Add macaroni; toss to coat. Spoon about 2 tablespoons macaroni mixture into prepared mini-muffin cups; sprinkle with remaining cheddar cheese and bread crumbs.
  4. Bake 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. Cool in pans 5 minutes before serving. Yield: 3 dozen.
Originally published as Mini Mac & Cheese Bites in Simple & Delicious December/January 2015

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randcbruns User ID: 828588 222001
Reviewed Mar. 4, 2015

"This is a hit with all ages. It is super easy to make and I've never heard a bad word said about them!"

GirishKatta User ID: 7329112 218236
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2015

"Nice recipe"

annrms User ID: 2649709 124903
Reviewed Nov. 11, 2014

"I made these for the seniors at the center I go to. You are not kidding about how well they were liked. Delicious! This recipe will definitely be on my keeper list. Next time I'm going to try serving them as a garnish on top of a salad!! Thank you for posting."

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