Double Cheddar Mac and Cheese Bites

Prep Time: 45 Minutes | Total Time: 55 Minutes | Servings: 25

  • SERVES 25
  • Prep Time: 45
  • Cook Time: 55

Ingredients

  • 2 boxes (6 oz. each) Annie’s™ Organic Shells and White Cheddar macaroni and cheese
  • butter and milk called for on box
  • 1 ½ cups shredded cheddar cheese (6 oz.)
  • 1 ½ cups plain panko crispy bread crumbs
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. ground red pepper (cayenne)
  • ¼ cup butter, melted
  • 2 eggs

Directions

  1. Line bottom of 8-inch square (2-quart) baking dish with cooking parchment paper. Spray with cooking spray; set aside. Make macaroni & cheese as directed on box; mix in shredded cheese. Spread mixture evenly in baking dish; press top of mixture firmly with wooden spoon or piece of waxed paper. Cover loosely, and refrigerate until firm and set, at least 2 hours.
  2. Heat oven to 425°F. Line large cookie sheet with cooking parchment paper; set aside. Turn macaroni and cheese upside down onto cutting board; remove parchment paper. Cut into 5 rows by 5 rows (1 1/2-inch squares) with sharp knife.
  3. Mix bread crumbs, garlic powder, salt, red pepper and 1/4 cup melted butter in shallow dish or pie plate. Beat eggs in small dish; dip macaroni squares into eggs, allowing excess to drip off, then completely coat in bread crumb mixture. Transfer to cookie sheet.
  4. Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until light golden brown and heated through. Serve warm.
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