Mini Mac-and-Cheese Bites | Reader's Digest

Mini Mac-and-Cheese Bites

These cheesy nibbles bring out the kid in everyone.

from Reader's Digest | December 2006

Mini Mac-and-Cheese Bites

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Pepper to taste
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 4 ounces elbow macaroni, cooked and drained
  • Thin baguette slices
  • Fresh basil leaves
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • Paprika

    How to make it 


  • 1

    In saucepan, melt 2 tablespoons butter on medium-low heat; add flour until blended. Add salt, pepper and milk. Cook, stirring until thickened. Add cheese; stir until melted. Add macaroni until well blended.

  • 2

    Line a slice of baguette with a basil leaf. Top with about 1 tablespoon mac and cheese.

  • 3

    Toss breadcrumbs with remaining 2 tablespoons butter (melted); press onto macaroni. Sprinkle with paprika. Broil 4 inches from heat until browned. Makes about 48.