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Baked Macaroni & Cheese Bites

I am a sucker for comfort foods: mashed potatoes, chicken and dumplings, macaroni and cheese, etc. There’s just something extremely satisfying about filling my stomach with these delectable dishes. Wanting to add a little twist to our family favorite dish, macaroni and cheese, I decided to make these Baked Macaroni & Cheese Bites. Perfect for leftover macaroni and cheese, simply roll into a ball, bread, and bake. Biting into these rich and creamy bites, your family will instantly fall in love with these Baked Macaroni & Cheese Bites.  

This post is sponsored by Lunchbox. All opinions are my own.

Baked Macaroni & Cheese Bites

baked macaroni and cheese bites

Ingredients:

Macaroni and Cheese –

  • 1/4 lb Velveeta Cheese
  • 4 T butter
  • 4 T flour
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1/4 t pepper
  • 2 c milk
  • 12 oz macaroni noodles
  • 1/2 cup Kraft Cheddar Cheese
  • 3-5 strips Oscar Mayer Naturally Hardwood Smoked Bacon (optional)

Breading

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 package of bread crumbs (garlic and herb flavored is my personal favorite)

Instructions:

1. Melt butter over low heat. Stir in flour and seasonings until smooth and bubbly.

2. Stir in milk, Velveeta Cheese, and Kraft Cheddar Cheese until cheese is completely melted.

3. Boil and drain noodles.

4. Pour sauce over noodles.

5. Fry Oscar Mayer Naturally Hardwood Smoked Bacon and crumble into macaroni mixture (if desired).

macaroni and cheese

6. Allow macaroni to cool.

7. Form macaroni into golf ball sized balls and place on a wax paper covered 9 x 13 pan.

8. Put macaroni balls in the freezer until well formed.

9. In a small bowl, whisk eggs.

10. Coat macaroni balls in whisked eggs.

11. Roll in bread crumbs.

macaroni and cheese bites

12. Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes. If desired, serve with marinara sauce.

baked macaroni and cheese bites

Having a toddler in the house, we eat A LOT of macaroni and cheese! One of my favorite thing to do with our macaroni leftovers is to make these macaroni bites.

macaroni and cheese bites

I love everything about these bites – the Velveeta Cheese’s velvety texture, the crunchy outer layer, hint of bacon, perfect blend of seasonings, etc. What a scrumptious appetizer! Not to mention, breading and baking these bites provides a smart alternative to frying. Another option, If crunched for time, you can always use Kraft Macaroni and Cheese instead of the homemade mixture. What a fun an exciting twist on a classic family favorite.

baked macaroni and cheese bites

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What is your favorite comfort food?

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shelly peterson

Thursday 25th of June 2015

I like that there is bacon in these. The kids would love them.

nicole dziedzic

Wednesday 10th of June 2015

This bakes macaroni and cheese bites look like a perfect appetizer for party food, going to make these this weekend.

Lorelai

Wednesday 20th of May 2015

Love this! Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty - We hope to see you again next week! ~Lorelai Life With Lorelai

Pauline Molinari

Friday 15th of May 2015

Yum - these look absolutely DELISH! Thanks so much for sharing your yummy recipe on the Monday Funday Party! Hope to see ya there again next week! XO

Debi

Friday 1st of May 2015

I love comfort food too. Iknow that these are something my kids would love.

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