Macaroni and cheese bites on a white platter with a napkin in the back.

Macaroni and Cheese Bites

Macaroni and Cheese Bites a super fun way to serve macaroni and cheese. ake them simple with just the cheese and macaroni.

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Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Macaroni and cheese bites, mac and cheese bites, macaroni and cheese
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 24 bites
Calories: 65kcal
Author: Dawn

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 cup green pepper finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 1/3 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 3 slices bacon crispy and broken into bits
  • 3/4 cup uncooked elbow macaroni

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Cook the elbow macaroni using the directions on the box. Once they are cooked drain completely.
  • Sautee the green peppers with about 1/2 tablespoon butter for two to three minutes or until they are tender.
  • Add the cream, 1 cup of cheese to the skillet, and the remaining butter. Stir continuously until the cheese is melted.
  • Add the cooked macaroni and crispy bacon bits and stir in.
  • Lightly spray the mini muffin tins and divided between the 24 tins. Top with the remaining cheese.
  • Place in the preheated oven and bake for 20 minutes or until the cheese on top starts to brown.
  • Remove from the oven, cook for a few minutes, remove the bites from the muffin tins, and serve.

Notes

  1. Cook the macaroni using the directions on the box.
  2. Make sure to use plenty of cheese. 
  3. For bites that are less crispy bake for 15 minutes. If you like them crispy bake for 20 minutes or until the tops are lightly browned.
  4. Best eaten right away.
 
 
 
 
 
Nutrition information is an estimate and may vary with brands of ingredients used.

Nutrition

Calories: 65kcal | Carbohydrates: 2.2g | Protein: 2.9g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2.8g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 99mg | Potassium: 30mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 0.1g | Calcium: 49mg