Mini Mac-and-Cheese Bites

These cheesy nibbles bring out the kid in everyone.

Mini Mac-and-Cheese Bites

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  • 4 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Pepper to taste
  • 1 cup whole milk

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  • 1/2 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 4 ounces elbow macaroni, cooked and drained
  • Thin baguette slices
  • Fresh basil leaves
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • Paprika

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[step-item number=”1″ image_url=”” title=”” ]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. [/step-item]

[step-item number=”2″ image_url=”” title=”” ]Line a slice of baguette with a basil leaf. Top with about 1 tablespoon mac and cheese. [/step-item]

[step-item number=”3″ image_url=”” title=”” ]Toss breadcrumbs with remaining 2 tablespoons butter (melted); press onto macaroni. Sprinkle with paprika. Broil 4 inches from heat until browned. Makes about 48. [/step-item][/step-list-wrapper]

Originally Published in Reader's Digest

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