Three Cheese Elbow Bites

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  • 30 min prep time
  • 1 hr 5 min total time
  • 11 ingredients
  • 34 servings

Ingredients

1 3/4
cups uncooked elbow macaroni (8 oz)
2
tablespoons butter or margarine
2
tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2
teaspoon salt
1 3/4
cups milk
1 1/2
cups shredded Cheddar cheese (6 oz)
1/2
cup grated Parmesan cheese
1
oz blue cheese, crumbled (1/4 cup)
6
slices bacon, crisply cooked, crumbled (1/3 cup)
3/4
cup soft bread crumbs
3
tablespoons chopped fresh chives

Directions

  1. 1 Heat oven to 400°F. Spray 34 mini muffin cups with cooking spray. In 3-quart saucepan, cook and drain macaroni as directed on package; return to saucepan.
  2. 2 Meanwhile, in 1-quart saucepan, melt butter over medium-low heat. Stir in flour and salt. Cook and stir until mixture is smooth and bubbly. Gradually add milk, stirring constantly, until mixture boils and thickens. Stir in 3/4 cup of the Cheddar cheese until melted. Stir in Parmesan cheese, blue cheese and bacon until blended. Pour over macaroni, stirring until well mixed.
  3. 3 Spoon mixture into mini muffin cups, filling full. Sprinkle with bread crumbs. Sprinkle evenly with remaining 3/4 cup Cheddar cheese.
  4. 4 Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Let stand 10 minutes. Sprinkle with chives. Remove from pans.

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