Appetizers & Side Dishes

Macaroni & Cheese Bites

Prep Time: 30 min  |  Cook Time: 12 min  |  Servings: 45 bites  |  Calories: 59
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Macaroni & Cheese Bites
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
12 min
45 bites

No one will be able to resist these tasty little appetizer cups made with buttery macaroni noodles mixed with melted Sargento® Shredded Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese, diced red bell peppers and a pinch of cayenne pepper for the perfect flavor within each little morsel.

  • 1 (7 oz.) pkg. (2 cups) elbow macaroni
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 2 cups (8 oz.) Sargento® Shredded Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  • 3 (1.9 oz.) pkg. frozen fillo cups
  • 1/4 cup finely diced red bell pepper or snipped basil leaves
  1. Cook macaroni according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir in flour, salt and cayenne pepper; cook and stir 1 minute. Gradually add milk; cook, stirring frequently, until thickened. Remove from heat; stir in cheese until melted. Stir in drained macaroni. Let stand at room temperature, stirring occasionally for 20 minutes to cool and thicken.
  3. Spoon heaping 1 tablespoon macaroni and cheese into each frozen fillo cup; place on a foil-lined 15 x 10-inch jelly roll pan. Bake in preheated 350° oven 10 to 12 minutes or until heated through. Top with red pepper or basil; serve warm.

Serving Size 45 bites

Calories 59

*Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Amount/Serving %DV*
Total Fat 3.20g 5%
Sat. Fat 1.80g 9%
Mono Unsat. Fat 0.80g
Poly Unsat. Fat 0.20g
Cholesterol 9mg 3%
Sodium 78mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 0g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A 18RE
Vitamin C 1mg 2%
Calcium 50mg 5%
Iron 0mg 0%