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Double Cheddar Mac and Cheese Bites

  • Prep 45 min
  • Total 3 hr 0 min
  • Ingredients 9
  • Servings 25
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Take mac and cheese up a notch (or three)! These two-bite macaroni and cheese bites are extra cheesy and coated in buttery bread crumbs for a great appetizer or fun finger food for kids. MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

2
boxes (6 oz each) Annie’s™ organic shells & white Cheddar macaroni & cheese
Butter and milk called for on box
1 1/2
cups shredded Cheddar cheese (6 oz)
1 1/2
cups Progresso™ plain panko crispy bread crumbs
1/2
teaspoon garlic powder
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/8
teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
1/4
cup butter, melted
2
eggs

Steps

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  • 1
    Line bottom of 8-inch square (2-quart) baking dish with cooking parchment paper. Spray with cooking spray; set aside. Make macaroni & cheese as directed on box; mix in shredded cheese. Spread mixture evenly in baking dish; press top of mixture firmly with wooden spoon or piece of waxed paper. Cover loosely, and refrigerate until firm and set, at least 2 hours.
  • 2
    Heat oven to 425°F. Line large cookie sheet with cooking parchment paper; set aside. Turn macaroni and cheese upside down onto cutting board; remove parchment paper. Cut into 5 rows by 5 rows (1 1/2-inch squares) with sharp knife.
  • 3
    Mix bread crumbs, garlic powder, salt, red pepper and 1/4 cup melted butter in shallow dish or pie plate. Beat eggs in small dish; dip macaroni squares into eggs, allowing excess to drip off, then completely coat in bread crumb mixture. Transfer to cookie sheet.
  • 4
    Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until light golden brown and heated through. Serve warm.

Expert Tips

Amp up the heat by going up to 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper.

Try another variety of Annie’s™ macaroni & cheese for a twist of flavors.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Bite
Calories
150
Calories from Fat
70
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
12%
Saturated Fat
4 1/2g
22%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
35mg
11%
Sodium
200mg
8%
Potassium
15mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
15g
5%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
1g
Protein
5g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
8%
8%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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