I’m a kid at heart! Are you? These Baked Mac & Cheese Bites are the best snack to eat.

Ohhh… remember to eat your bites with a hot dog or two and your favorite beer while watching the Major League Baseball teams on television. Go Detroit Tigers!

Servings

6

Ingredients

1/2 cup dry whole wheat elbows

1/2 tablespoon unsalted butter

1/2 tablespoon flour

1/4 cup low fat milk

1/4 cup shredded monterey jack cheese

1/4 cup shredded cheddar

1 egg, beaten

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

Method of Preparation

Preheat oven to 400°F. Cook elbows according to package directions. Drain and set aside. In a small saucepan melt butter over medium heat. Whisk in flour and cook for 1 minute. Whisk in milk and garlic powder, cook until thickened, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in cheddar and monterey jack cheese until melted. Combine with cooked pasta and stir in the beaten egg, salt, and pepper. Grease a 12 cup mini muffin tin. Divide the mac and cheese among the 12 cups. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until set and lightly browned. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan. Garnish with Parmesan and chives if desired.