Looking for something savory and delicious for your next get together? These bite-size Mac and cheese cups are perfect for any party appetizer and you won't feel guilty from eating three or four of these. They are comfort without all the calories.
-½ pound elbow macaroni
-2 Tablespoons butter
-2 Tablespoons flour
-1½ cups milk
-2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
-2 ounces cream cheese
-½ teaspoon salt
-¼ teaspoon pepper
-1 egg beaten
-Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
-Spray mini muffin tins with cooking spray.
-Cook pasta according to packaged directions and set aside.
-In a medium size pan combine butter and flour over medium heat. Whisk until butter is melted and mixture is smooth. Slowly add milk and bring to a simmer. Add 1½ cups of the cheese, cream cheese, salt and pepper. Stir until smooth and creamy. Remove from heat.
-In a large mixing bowl, carefully stir pasta, cheese sauce, and egg until evenly mixed and pasta is evenly coated.
-Spoon mac and cheese into mini muffin tins and top each with a small pinch of remaining cheese. Bake at 400 degrees F for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
-Allow to cool 5 minutes before gently removing the bites.
Source: Chef In Training