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Home for the Holidays: Sharon Johnson's Mac n' Cheese Bites

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Published: Dec. 27, 2018 at 2:51 PM EST
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SHARON JOHNSON: Mac ‘n Cheese bites”

INGREDIENTS:

2 cups of uncooked macaroni

2 cups of shredded Sharp Sharp Cheddar Cheese (half in mixture- half on top)

1 cup of mozzarella cheese or Swiss cheese

2 tablespoons of all purpose flour

3/4 cup of biscuit/baking mix

1 cup seasoned dry bread crumbs

1 tablespoon of butter

2 beaten egg

1 cup of milk

2 teaspoons of butter

1/2 teaspoon of salt

1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon of onion powder

DIRECTIONS:

Preheat oven to 425°.

Cook macaroni according to package directions; drain.

Sprinkle 1/4 cup bread crumbs into 36 greased mini-muffin cups.

In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat.

Stir in flour and seasonings until smooth; gradually whisk in milk. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly; cook and stir 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in 1 cup cheddar cheese and Swiss cheese until melted.

Remove from heat; stir in biscuit mix, eggs and 1/2 cup bread crumbs. Add macaroni; toss to coat. Spoon about 2 tablespoons macaroni mixture into prepared mini-muffin cups; sprinkle with remaining cheddar cheese and bread crumbs.

Bake 8-10 minutes or until golden brown.

Add crispy bacon bits on top if desired

Cool in pans 5 minutes before serving.