Forever Freckled is Making Easy and Delicious Mac and Cheese Appetizer Bites

Delicious and Easy Mac and Cheese Bite Appetizers

Hi everyone!  Well it’s football season and that means parties, get togethers, tailgating and more.  Tailgating and football parties are a bit more casual than other parties so I try and be a bit more daring and make new dishes that I think will be a big hit.  I tried these mac and cheese bites recently and they are SO AMAZING!  Everyone loved them and the presentation was so cute.  Even more exciting, the kids ate them all up.  Who doesn’t love a mac and cheese bite?  Lets get started:

Ingredients:

1/2 lb elbow macaroni
1 1/2 tablespoon unsalted butter
2 tablespoons unbleached all-pupose flour
1 cup whole milk
4 oz aged white cheddar cheese, grated
4 oz Gruyère, grated
2 extra large egg yolks
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese
1/4 cup Panko crumbs
pinch of Kosher salt

Forever Freckled is Making Easy and Delicious Mac and Cheese Appetizer Bites

  • Preheat oven to 425 F
  • Spray 2 mini muffin tin baking pans with cooking spray and set aside
  • Boil and cook pasta as directed on the box and set aside
  • Combine the panko bread crumbs and parmesan cheese and set aside

Forever Freckled is Making Easy and Delicious Mac and Cheese Appetizer Bites

  • In a large sauce pan melt butter on medium heat
  • Whisk in flour constantly for 2 minutes
  • Add milk and continue to whisk for 5 minutes until thickened
  • Add the cheeses and whisk until melted (note you can add any types of cheeses you like)
  • Remove from the heat and whisk in eggs yolks
  • Fold in the macaroni noodles and season with salt as needed ( I like to add a pinch of nutmeg for a fun unique flavor)

Forever Freckled is Making Easy and Delicious Mac and Cheese Appetizer Bites

  • Evenly fill the muffin tins 3/4 full with macaroni mixture
  • Sprinkle the tops evenly with bread crumb/cheese mixture
  • Place in oven and bake for 10 to 12 minutes
  • Remove from the oven and let cool for 5 minutes
  • Serve and enjoy:) 

Forever Freckled is Making Easy and Delicious Mac and Cheese Appetizer Bites

Forever Freckled is Making Easy and Delicious Mac and Cheese Appetizer Bites

And it is that simple and that good!!  I hope you try this fun appetizer out and make it for all your guests.  I promise they will LOVE it:)

Here are some of my favorite football tailgating foods:

Happy cooking everyone!

Forever Freckled is Making Easy and Delicious Mac and Cheese Appetizer Bites

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  1. Thank you for sharing this. My son has been wanting me to make some of the mac & cheese appetizers we’ve seen, and this is perfect. We have big football Sunday feasts, and I plan on making these for this Sunday’s game.