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Everyone will love these Mini Mac 'N Cheese Bites made from a store bought mix and with the perfect bit of crunch from panko breadcrumbs! macaroni and cheese | appetizers | fun for kids | cheese | pasta | mini bites
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Mini Mac ‘n Cheese Bites

Our Mac and Cheese Bites recipe begins with a box of macaroni and cheese with creamy cheddar sauce. By adding just a few more ingredients and baking in mini muffin cups you’ll have a cheesy bite size appetizer that will be the hit of any get together, and oh so easy to make!

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Stand Time10 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: mac and cheese bites, Macaroni and Cheese, mini mac and cheese bites
Servings: 36 mini bites
Calories: 16kcal
Author: Gwynn Galvin


  • 1 (12 oz.) pkg. deluxe macaroni and cheddar dinner with creamy cheddar cheese sauce
  • 1 egg ,lightly beaten
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese ,divided
  • ¼ cup seasoned Panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 Tb. butter ,melted
  • 2 Tbs. chopped parsley


  • Preheat oven to 350F. Generously coat 36 mini muffin cups with cooking spray.
  • Prepare pasta according to package directions; drain and run under cold water to stop the cooking process. Transfer to bowl.
  • Stir in cheese sauce from mix, beaten egg and ½ cup shredded cheese. Divide evenly in prepared pans.
  • In small bowl combine Panko, remaining 1/2 cup shredded cheese and butter.
  • Sprinkle over macaroni and cheese.
  • Bake, in batches if necessary, 25 minutes or until golden and hot. Let stand in pans 10 minutes. Run knife around rims of bites to release. Sprinkle with chopped parsley. Serve warm or at room temperature.


Makes 36 mini bites.


Calories: 16kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 25mg | Potassium: 6mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 57IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg