Healthy Mac and Cheese Bites Bound to Be a Party Crowd Pleaser

Posted by Perspectives Blog Team on Feb 1, 2017 2:17:51 PM

Einstein Mac n Cheese Bites Cropped.jpgHere’s an easy appetizer for your next football party. These healthy mac and cheese bites will be a crowd favorite.

Ingredients

 
  • 3/4 cup skim milk
  • 3/4 cup nonfat sour cream
  • 3 Tbsp trans fat free margarine, melted
  • 1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 2 cups (8 oz) shredded reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 4 cups cooked multigrain elbow macaroni (about 2 cups uncooked)
  • 1/4 cup dried bread crumbs
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • Hot sauce, optional

Preparation

  • Preheat oven to 400°. Line 2 mini muffin pans with 36 liners. Lightly spray the muffin liners with nonstick cooking spray.
  • In a saucepan, combine milk, sour cream, margarine, mozzarella, cheddar, mustard, salt and pepper and cook over medium-high heat, stirring, until cheese is melted and a sauce forms.
  • In a large bowl, combine cooked macaroni and cheese sauce, stirring gently. Spoon heaping tablespoons of the macaroni and cheese into prepared muffin liners.
  • In a small bowl, combine bread crumbs and paprika. Sprinkle mixture over the macaroni and cheese cups.
  • Bake in the upper and middle third of the oven for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and the bites are golden brown. Let cool for at least 5 minutes before serving warm, or serve at room temperature. Serve with hot sauce on the side, if desired.
Yield: 36 bites

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Review Date: February 26, 2013
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