Snackin’ with Sarah Sellers: Mac & Cheese Bites

Mini Mac & Cheese

Oh muffin tin, I just can’t get enough. This week I have two recipes featuring this lovely little pan. The inspiration for this week’s snacks, you can check them out on Lyndsey Parker’s Reality Rocks Blog, were recipes I wish I would have thought of first. So thanks to my good friend Synthia for directing me to these delicious little morsels.

I added green onions to the mix but other than that I kept the recipe pretty much the same. Try them!!! They are so so tasty!!

Happy Eating!


Mac & Cheese Bites

Recipe adapted from: Macaroni and Cheesecake

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 pound elbow macaroni
  • 1.5 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1.5 packed cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated, plus more for sprinkling on top
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 tbsp green onions, chopped

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Cook the pasta according to the package directions and drain well. Spray a nonstick mini muffin pan with cooking spray. Set aside.

Mac and Cheese Bites

In a large saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Whisk in the flour and cook for about 1 minute.

Mac and Cheese Bites

Whisk in the milk and bring to a boil. Cook, whisking occasionally, for about 2 -3 minutes until thickened.

Mac and Cheese Bites

Add cheddar and Parmesan cheeses and stir to melt.

Mac and Cheese Bites

Remove from heat and stir in egg yolk, salt, pepper and nutmeg.

Mac and Cheese Bites

Stir in macaroni and 1 tablespoon of green onion.

Mac and Cheese Bites

Spoon two heaping tablespoons of macaroni and cheese into the prepared mini muffin pan. Each cup should be filled to the top. Pack each one down gently.

Mac and Cheese Bites

Sprinkle with remaining Parmesan cheese and green onions. Bake for about 10 minutes until golden and sizzling. Let cool for 5 minutes.

Mac and Cheese Bites

Using a teaspoon, carefully loosen the mac and cheese bites and transfer to a platter to serve.

Bon Appétit! 

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Snackin’ with Sarah Sellers: Rotisserie Mac & Cheese

Happy almost Friday!! I had a last minute trip to Austin yesterday and didn’t get back to Dallas until late last night. Soooo….I didn’t get to post yesterday’s recipe for Yahoo! blogger Lyndsey Parker and her Reality Rocks blog.

Last night on Idol the top 13 had a soulful night with songs from Stevie Wonder and Whitney Houston. Since we’re talking about two of the most soulful singers of this (and past) generation I thought I would try something a little different. Instead of offering up traditional soul food I wanted to put my own spin on what makes my soul say Thank You! And what says comfort better then mac and cheese.

These little tasty ramekins turn out damn good if I may say so myself. I got a little anxious leaving them in the oven for 30 minutes but it was well worth it. The panko turned out nice and crispy without drying out the creamy pasta. Yummm…now I wish I had some for lunch!

Try this recipe out…it’s worth the calories!! Check out last night’s feature on Reality Rocks HERE!

Since I didn’t post this yesterday today will be a double post day. I’ll have tonight’s recipe later on this afternoon so make sure you check back!

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