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The BEST Mac and Cheese Bites (Three Cheese!)

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Three Cheese Mac Bites: A Fun Twist on a Childhood Favorite

We’re doing the happy dance over here because we’ve finally perfected our epic Three Cheese Mac Bites recipe and it is a HUGE hit! I partnered up with Annie’s Homegrown and FeedFeed to bring back your childhood favorites all wrapped up in some unbelievable deliciousness. Warm and crunchy on the outside, super cheesy and gooey on the inside. Need I say more??

This Three Cheese Mac Bites recipe features Annie’s Homegrown organic Classic Cheddar mac ‘n cheese, Annie’s Homegrown organic white cheddar squares, and TWO other kinds of cheeses (can you guess what they are?) Let’s get to it!!

What You Need to Make Mac and Cheese Bites:

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How To Make the BEST Mac and Cheese Bites

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Line a large baking pan with parchment paper or silicone baking mat. Set aside.
  2. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  3. Add butter, milk, Annie’s cheese packet, pepper jack cheese, and parmesan cheese into the pot. Once sauce is thickened, add the cooked pasta back into the pot and stir to combine.
  4. Place mac ‘n cheese in an airtight container. Tightly pack the mixture and freeze for at least 1 hour.
  5. Meanwhile, place eggs in a small bowl. Then add cheddar square crumbs, salt, paprika in another bowl and stir to combine. Set aside.
  6. Remove mac ‘n cheese from the freezer and scoop out 1 tbsp of the mixture. Roll it around your hand to make a tightly-packed ball that is about 1 ½ inches in diameter. Repeat with the remaining mixture.
  7. Dip mac ‘n cheese ball in the egg bowl, then roll it through the crumbs mixture. Place on the prepared baking sheet, and repeat with remaining balls.
  8. Bake for 8-10 minutes until mac bites are light and golden. Serve immediately.

I had SO much fun creating (and eating) this Three Cheese Mac Bites recipe! But I’d love to know: how do YOU eat your @annieshomegrown’s mac ‘n cheese?

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The BEST Mac and Cheese Bites (Three Cheese!)

DWELL by Michelle
We’re doing the happy dance over here because we've finally perfected our epic Three Cheese Mac and Cheese Bites recipe and it is a HUGE hit! I partnered up with Annie's Homegrown and FeedFeed to bring back your childhood favorites all wrapped up in some unbelievable deliciousness. Warm and crunchy on the outside, super cheesy and gooey on the inside. Need I say more??
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Rest Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 25 bites
Calories 87 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 425°F. Line a large baking pan with parchment paper or silicone baking mat. Set aside.
  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  • Add butter, milk, Annie’s cheese packet, pepper jack cheese, and parmesan cheese into the pot. Once sauce is thickened, add the cooked pasta back into the pot and stir to combine.
  • Place mac ‘n cheese in an airtight container. Tightly pack the mixture and freeze for at least 1 hour.
  • Meanwhile, place eggs in a small bowl. Then add cheddar square crumbs, salt, paprika in another bowl and stir to combine. Set aside.
  • Remove mac 'n cheese from the freezer and scoop out 1 tbsp of the mixture. Roll it around your hand to make a tightly-packed ball that is about 1 ½ inches in diameter. Repeat with the remaining mixture.
  • Dip mac ‘n cheese ball in the egg bowl, then roll it through the crumbs mixture. Place on the prepared baking sheet, and repeat with remaining balls.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes until mac bites are light and golden. Serve immediately.

Notes

This recipe is created by Michelle Schmidt (@dwellbymichelle) exclusively for FeedFeed and Annie’s x NCG campaign.
Keyword Annie’s Homegrown, appetizer, cheddar cheese, cheesy snack, mac and cheese, mac and cheese balls, mac bites, mac n cheese, parmesan cheese, pepper jack cheese, three cheese

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