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Mac & Cheese Pork Sliders

I love pork sliders! This sweet and savory recipe was created out of leftover ingredients I had in my fridge. It is perfect for a weeknight meal or special-occasion potluck. —Rashanda Cobbins, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min.
  • Makes
    12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup uncooked cavatappi pasta
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 3/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 package (18 ounces) Hawaiian sweet rolls
  • 1 carton (16 ounces) refrigerated fully cooked barbecue shredded pork, warmed
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, sliced, optional

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 375°. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  • Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in flour and pepper until smooth; gradually whisk in milk. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly; cook and stir until thickened, 3-5 minutes. Stir in cheese until melted. Drain pasta; stir into cheese sauce. Set aside.
  • Place roll bottoms in a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Layer with pork, pasta mixture and roll tops. Combine melted butter, honey and mustard. Brush over roll tops.
  • Bake until tops are golden brown and filling is hot, 10-12 minutes. If desired, top with jalapeno pepper slices.
Nutrition Facts
1 slider: 305 calories, 10g fat (6g saturated fat), 48mg cholesterol, 466mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 2g fiber), 14g protein.

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