Macaroni and Cheese Bites

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: mac and cheese bites
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 42 minutes
Servings: 15 Bites
Author: Sarah

Knock em' dead at your next party with these mac and cheese bites. We also made a nice barbecue aioli (fancy talk for mayo based sauce).

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Ingredients

  • 8 Ounces Macaroni Noodles
  • 1 ½ Cups of Milk Room temperature or warmed
  • 2 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter
  • 2 Tablespoons Flour
  • ½ Teaspoon Ground Mustard
  • ¼ Teaspoon Onion Powder
  • ¼ Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • ¼ Teaspoon Paprika
  • ½ Teaspoon Salt
  • 2 Cups of Shredded Cheddar
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • ¼ Cup Milk
  • ½ Cup Italian Seasoning Bread Crumbs
  • ½ Cup Mayo
  • ¼ Cup BBQ Sauce We used Sweet Baby Rays

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl mix the mayo and bbq sauce. Put the sauce in the fridge until ready to serve.
  2. Take a large pot of salted water and bring it to a boil. Cook the macaroni noodles for 10 minutes or until tender. Drain and set aside.
  3. While the noodles are cooking make the cheese sauce. In a medium pot on medium high heat add the butter and flour. Cook for about 1 minute.
  4. Then add the room temperature or warmed milk. (See note) Add the ground mustard, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika and salt. Mix sauce occasionally until sauce thickens. About 5 minutes.
  5. Add the shredded cheese and mix until the cheese is completely melted.
  6. In a baking pan add the cooked noodles and pour the cheese sauce on top. Mix until combined. Cover with foil and refrigerate overnight.
  7. When ready to cook preheat a large pot with oil to 360 degrees.
  8. In a small bowl whisk the eggs and milk. In another small bowl add the bread crumbs. Set aside.
  9. Take the macaroni and cheese out of the fridge and scoop about ¼ cup out. Using your hands compress the macaroni and cheese to form a ball. (See note)
  10. Dip the ball into the egg mixture. Then dip it into the bread crumbs.
  11. Fry each bite for about 1-3 minutes. These will fry fast. (See note)
  12. Lay the cooked macaroni and cheese bites on a plate lined with paper towel. Serve with the sauce. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Store the bites in an airtight container for 3-5 days.