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Recipe: Mac and Cheese Bites

Here’s a way to satisfy your comfort food craving and stay on track with healthy eating habits. These delicious mac and cheese bites are the perfect answer to eating in moderation with easy portion control at your fingertips.

Servings: 36

Nutrition Facts

  • Serving size: 2 bites
  • Calories: 78
  • Fat: 2g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 8mg
  • Sodium: 150mg
  • Carbohydrates: 11g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 6g



  1. Preheat oven to 400°. Line 2 mini muffin pans with 36 liners. Lightly spray the muffin liners with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a saucepan, combine milk, sour cream, butter, mozzarella, cheddar, mustard, salt and pepper.
  3. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring until cheese is melted and a sauce forms.
  4. In a large bowl, combine cooked macaroni and cheese sauce, stirring gently.
  5. Spoon heaping tablespoons of the macaroni and cheese into prepared muffin liners.
  6. In a small bowl, combine bread crumbs and paprika. Sprinkle mixture over the macaroni and cheese cups.
  7. Bake in the upper or middle third of the oven for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and the bites are golden brown.
  8. Let cool for at least 5 minutes before serving warm, or serve at room temperature.
  9. Serve with hot sauce on the side, if desired.

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