Mac & cheese that’s meant to be eaten with your hands! This twist on a kid’s classic is guaranteed to be gobbled up at lunch. Whether it’s a packed lunch or birthday party, these morsels of cheesy goodness will bring joy and excitement to every bite.
2 cups uncooked macaroni noodles
2 cups grated cheddar cheese
1⁄2 cup milk, your choice
2 tbsp unsalted butter
- Preheat oven to 425° F. Place two Muffin Makers on Sheet Pan.
- In Multipurpose Pot set over high heat, boil pasta until tender, about 6–8 min. Drain. Add seasoning, egg, cheese, milk, and butter. Stir until evenly mixed.
- Spoon into muffin cups—they will be full. Bake at least 12 min or until tops are golden.
- Serve warm or, if making ahead, let cool before removing from cups.
Customize your Mac & Cheese Bites your way! Stir in veggies, prepared protein, or extra seasonings of your choice before baking. Swap out different cheeses, such as Tex-Mex or Pepper Jack pre-seasoned cheese blends.
Recipe makes enough for six lunches (2 per lunch). Wrap bites individually and refrigerate for up to 4 days.
Omit the egg and stir in an extra cup of cheese or 2 tbsp chia seeds before baking. Let cool completely before removing from cups and serve cool.