Home for the Holidays: Sharon Johnson's Mac n' Cheese Bites
SHARON JOHNSON: Mac ‘n Cheese bites”
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
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.