Macaroni and Cheese Bites

Total Time
40mins
Prep
20 mins
Cook
20 mins

A yummy appetizer for a party - be careful, or the kids will gobble them up first! Recipe can be doubled easily.

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F.
  2. In a large pan of boiling salted water, cook the macaroni until al dente. Drain well, shaking off any excess water.
  3. Brush mini muffin tins (48 mini-cups total) with butter. Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons of the Parmesan.
  4. In a large saucepan, melt the 1 1/2 tablespoons of butter. Whisk in the flour and mustard over moderate heat for 2 minutes. Whisk in the milk and cook, constantly whisking, until boiling, about 5 minutes. Add the cheddar and American cheeses and whisk until melted. Mixture will be very thick. Remove from heat, and whisk in the egg yolk and paprika. Fold in the macaroni.
  5. Spoon slightly rounded tablespoons of the macaroni into the prepared muffin cups, packing well. Sprinkle the remaining Parmesan on top.
  6. Bake for about 10 minutes, until golden and sizzling. Let cool for 5 minutes. Carefully loosen the mini macs, remove from pan to a platter, and serve.
  7. These can be prepared through Step 4 and refrigerated overnight.
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5 5

This time around I made these just for the 2 of us, as I wanted to do a test run, & believe me it was a great success! These are very nice tasties & just the right size to add to my monthly finger food counters for a couple of groups I host! I included the paprika as it made for an even nicer presentation! A great keeper, for sure! [Made & reviewed in New Kids on the Block]