Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Mini Mac & Cheese Bites



It's been quite a while since I posted anything.  Between the 8 days without power from Hurricane Sandy and the 4 days of getting my hardwood floors refinished and not being able to sleep at home, it has taken me a while to get back to normal or as close to normal as I get.  It's hard to believe that Thanksgiving is 8 days away.  I need to get all my furniture back in the right rooms and start thinking about next week's food and family holiday quickly.  These would make a good side dish to serve on Thanksgiving if you aren't a stuffing lover. This recipe is adapted from http://www.foodandwine.com

Ingredients:
1-1/2 tbsp unsalted butter
2 tbsp flour
3/4 cup milk
1-1/2 cups shredded cheese (I used cheddar & colby jack)
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
3 egg yolks
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/8 tsp nutmeg
1/2 lb elbow macaroni, cooked and drained

Directions:
Boil water and cook macaroni as directed on package.

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.  Spray nonstick mini muffin pans with PAM.  Set aside.

In a large saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat.  Whisk in the flour and cook for about 1 minute.  Whisk in the milk and bring to a boil.  Cook, whisking occasionally, for about 2-3 minutes until thickened.  Add all the cheeses and stir together to melt.


Remove from heat and stir in the egg yolks, salt, pepper and nutmeg.  Stir in cooked macaroni.


Spoon the macaroni and cheese into prepared mini muffin pans, filling each cup to the top.  Pack each one down gently.  Sprinkle with remaining parmesan cheese.


Bake for about 10 minutes until golden and sizzling.  Let cool for about 10 minutes, then use a butter knife to carefully loosen and pop out the bites from the pan.  They should pop out pretty easily.  Transfer to a serving plate and serve while still warm.

Enjoy!! Susan

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5 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing with us at Foodie Friends Friday

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  2. Hi there. The current Food on Friday is all about pasta and noodles! There is already a great collection of dishes but it would be great if you linked this in. This is the link . Have a good week.

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  3. Wishing you and your family a very Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you soon!
    Miz Helen

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  4. These look irresistible! Perfect comfort food. I'd love for you to share this at Tuesday's Table for the Holidays - http://zentmrs.blogspot.com/2012/11/tuesdays-table-holiday-ideas.html

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