Bacon Cheddar Mac & Cheese Bites
Author: Sandra Downie
Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 15 mins
Total time: 30 mins
  • 4 cups of elbow macaroni cooked to directions
  • ½ medium onion diced up
  • ½ medium red pepper diced up
  • 5 slices of bacon (can use turkey bacon as a substitute if you desire)
  • ¼ cup of milk
  • ¼ cup of half and half
  • 1 egg (beaten)
  • 2 cups shredded Kraft Natural Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 cup of cubed Kraft Velveeta Cheese
  • Black pepper
  • Minced fresh chives for garnish (if you desire)
  • 2 tbsp of butter
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. In a small frying pan add the butter, diced onion and diced red pepper. Cook for 5 minutes on low to medium heat and set aside.
  3. In another frying pan cook the bacon until done, blot excess oil on paper towels and chop the bacon into small pieces and set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, combine the cooked elbow macaroni, onion, pepper, bacon and a dash of black pepper. Set aside.
  5. In a 2 or 3 qt sauce pan, combine the Kraft Natural Shredded Cheddar Cheese, the Kraft Velveeta Cheese, the milk and half and half. Cook on low-medium heat until all ingredients are incorporated and heated to a cheesy sauce.
  6. Next pour the cheese sauce over the macaroni blend of ingredients.
  7. Next pour the beaten egg into the bowl and mix everything together.
  8. Finally scoop into the wells of a mini muffin pan.
  9. Bake for 15-18 minutes until bubbly.
  10. Remove and cool for 10 mins before removing the bites from the pan, so that the cheese has time to set.
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