Pizza Mac and Cheese Bites

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Pizza Mac and Cheese Bites are a combination of the two all-time favorite foods of kids (and adults) everywhere! In these mac and cheese bites they’re a marriage made in (flavor) heaven!

It’s a tasty mashup between pizza and macaroni and cheese and gets extra bonus points for being easy. Baked into bite-sized portions in a mini muffin tin, this is a perfect snack or lunch.

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Pizza Mac and Cheese Bites

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I am so excited to partner with Bob Evans to create this reimagined family favorite recipe!

How to Make Mac and Cheese Bites

Prepping and cooking couldn’t be easier, starting with a package of creamy Bob Evans Mac and Cheese. Then we give it a homemade flair by dressing it up with tasty pizza seasonings and toppings like pepperoni, parmesan and mozzarella before baking. What kid can refuse?

Busy moms are certain to love how simple it is to make this recipe from start to finish. It’s ready to serve in a half hour, and most of that is baking time.

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  1. Mix the Bob Evans Mac and Cheese with the other ingredients.
  2. Divide into mini muffin tins.
  3. Bake until heated through and golden brown on top.

Serve with pizza sauce or other favorite toppings.

Don’t have a mini muffin tin? Not to worry. Bake in a casserole dish for cutting into bite size pieces. If you go this route, add 5-10 minutes and sure to check the center for firmness before removing. A knife inserted in the center should come out clean.

Bob Evans mac and cheese with other ingredients for pizza mac and cheese bites

Can You Make it In Advance?

I love how mac and cheese bites hold their shape for making ahead, either for bringing to parties and potlucks or freezing for later.

  • To freeze, first cool and place on a cookie sheet until frozen solid. Then transfer to a zip top freezer bag for the ultimate in quick after school snacks.
  • To reheat, just pop one or two in the microwave to take the edge off the kiddos’ appetites.

Leftovers will keep in the fridge for up to four days, or in the freezer for up to four months.

Pizza mac and cheese bites garnished with parsley

More Delicious Additions

Don’t feel you have to limit yourself to the add-ins in this recipe. Here are other ideas that you can substitute or add:

  • Meat: crispy fried bacon bits, diced ham, ground beef crumbles
  • Fruits & Veggies: chopped pimentos, chopped chives or green onions, mushrooms

When it comes to mac and cheese bites, the sky’s the limit on what you can include. This yummy little treat is sure to satisfy even the fussiest appetite. And yes, adults gobble them up too!

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Pizza mac and cheese bites on a plate garnished with parsley
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Servings: 24 bites
Pizza Mac and Cheese Bites
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
18 mins
Total Time:
33 mins
 
Author: Holly
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: mac and cheese bites

Perfect combination of two childhood favorites!

Ingredients
  • 1 package Bob Evans Mac and Cheese
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon basil
  • 2 tablespoons green bell peppers diced
  • 2 tablespoons black olives diced
  • 1/3 cup pepperoni chopped
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • pizza sauce for serving
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.

  2. Combine macaroni and cheese, mozzarella, eggs, flour, bread crumbs, basil and oregano. Mix until combined.

  3. Gently fold in bell pepper, pepperoni, and olives.

  4. Spoon into greased mini muffin tins.

  5. Sprinkle parmesan cheese over bites.

  6. Bake 18-20 minutes or until heated through. Serve warm with pizza sauce.

Nutrition Information
Calories: 67, Fat: 3g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 20mg, Sodium: 155mg, Potassium: 32mg, Carbohydrates: 6g, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Protein: 4g, Vitamin A: 65%, Vitamin C: 1%, Calcium: 51%, Iron: 1%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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2 comments on “Pizza Mac and Cheese Bites”

  1. When I make Mac and cheese, I use cornstarch instead of flour. One cup milk, two tablespoons butter and 2 tablespoons cornstarch, as much cheese as you like, a teaspoon of dry mustard powder and 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika makes a sauce that is never floury!

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