Oh my goodness! Calling all Mac n Cheese lovers! These Mac N Cheese Party Bites are AMAZING! Serve these little snacks when they're still warm from the oven and you will be in mac n cheese heaven! Mac N Cheese Party Bites are great snacks, perfect for parties. No frying either! Macaroni, cheese, bacon, and crabmeat baked in delicious panko breadcrumbs.
For this recipe I've used left over mac n cheese which I made the other day. That recipe is Bacon and Crabmeat Mac n Cheese. The smokey bacon and the lumps of crabmeat, all combined with the macaroni and creamy cheese sauce is just lovely!
There's absolutely no need to go frying anything here. There's no effort to make these. All you need to do is make sure your mac and cheese has set overnight in the refigerator so you can cut it in to squares or fingers, then you're almost good to go!
The use of Panko Breadcrumbs in our Mac n Cheese Party Bites is to give the outer layer a nice, light and crispy crunch and then when you bite in to these, the cheese makes it all ooey gooey and luxurious!
These can be made ahead and frozen. All you need to do is just defrost at room temperature and warm them through in the oven for around 15 minutes.
So if you're planning ahead for a party, Game Day, got some friends coming over for Superbowl, a wedding, to make up part of your Thanksgiving spread, anything really, then no need to stress, make them ahead and freeze! Perfect.
You can serve these Mac n Cheese Party Bites as part of a main meal if you wanted to, add a nice Corn and Cucumber Picnic Salad to go with it! Or serve as an appetizer and add some of your favorite dips, such as our Garlic and Sweet Onion Caramelized Dip.
For those with a spicier palate, we have a nice and easy Jalapeno Pepper Jelly, and a Caribbean Mango or Pineapple Chutney which will also work well with these Mac n Cheese Party Bites.
Whatever way you choose to serve these, they will be a hit! That much is guaranteed. Oh, and one more thing, you could even use some cookie cutters in the shape of hearts and make Valentine's Day Mac n Cheese Bites for your sweetheart! How about that!
Or for Christmas, use Christmas Tree shaped cookie cutters or Snowman cutters and do that! So, there's some ideas for you and now let's get straight to the easy recipe and please enjoy!
Leftover Macaroni and Cheese, refrigerated. You can use our delicious Bacon and Crabmeat Mac n Cheese. It's delicious!
1 cup Panko Breadcrumbs
1 egg, beaten
1 - 2 Tablespoons Olive oil or spray
1. Preheat the oven to 400 F or 200 C.
2. Take your mac n cheese from the fridge and turn it out onto a cutting board.
Depending on the shape of it, slice it so you can make finger or square shapes, about 1 inch thick.
Mine were 1 inch thick and about 2 inches long. Cut them so they are all the same size for even baking.
3. In a bowl, add an egg and beat. In a separate bowl, add the breadcrumbs.
4. Line a baking tray with foil and brush some of the olive oil on there to prevent sticking.
5. Dip each mac n cheese finger in the egg, making sure it is well coated then cover in panko breadcrumbs. Push down gently on the breadcrumbs to ensure they're well stuck on and there are no empty spots. Place on baking sheet.
6. Repeat egg and breadcrumbs for each piece of mac and cheese.
7. Drizzle the remaining olive oil on the bites then pop in the oven for about 30 minutes until golden brown. Half way through, turn them over so they're evenly brown.
8. Serve warm with your favorite dip!
If you wish to freeze, wait until the party bites are fully cooled, and carefully place in an airtight freezer bag. Reheat once defrosted at the same oven temperature for about 15 minutes.
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Mac N Cheese Party Bites
Mac N Cheese Party Bites are great snacks, perfect for parties. No frying either! Macaroni, cheese, bacon, and crabmeat baked in delicious panko breadcrumbs.
- Left over Macaroni and Cheese, refrgerated
- 1 Cup Panko Breadcrumbs
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 - 2 Tablespoons Olive oil or spray
- Preheat the oven to 400 F, or 200 C.
- Take your mac n cheese from the fridge and turn it out on to a cutting board. Depending on the shape of it, slice it so you can make finger or square shapes, about 1 inch thick. Mine were 1 inch thick and about 2 inches long.
- Cut them so they are all the same size for even baking.
- In a bowl, add an egg and beat. In a separate bowl, add the breadcrumbs.
- Line a baking tray with foil and brush some of the olive oil on there to prevent sticking.
- Dip each mac n cheese finger in the egg, making sure it is well coated then cover in panko breadcrumbs. Push down gently on the breadcrumbs to ensure they're well stuck on and there are no empty spots. Place on baking sheet.
- Repeat egg and breadcrumbs for each piece of mac and cheese.
- Drizzle the remaining olive oil on the bites then pop in the oven for about 30 minutes until golden brown. Half way through, turn them over so they're evenly brown.
- Serve warm with your favorite dip!
- **If you wish to freeze, wait until the party bites are fully cooled, and carefully place in an airtight freezer bag. Reheat once defrosted at the same oven temperature for about 15 minutes.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 9 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 124Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 170mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 3g
Nutrition information isn’t always accurate
Easy Snacks For Parties
Here's a selection of easy snacks you can make for parties, celebrations, gamedays, potlucks and gatherings
Creamy Garlic Mushrooms. This is a very quick, easy and delicious recipe, perfect as a side, serve on toast for brunch, or add to some lovely pasta!
Spinach and Feta Galette, a delicious open pastry savory pie filled with Greek feta cheese creamy spinach and tomatoes, then baked until set. Great served warm or chilled.
Stuffed Potato Dumplings. A twist on the classic Swedish Kroppkakor dumplings, using leftover potatoes, stuffed with a choice of fillings, boiled & pan fried. Popular supper or party food.
Easy Homemade Meatballs.
A quick and easy recipe for how to make homemade meatballs from scratch using simple ingredients. Baked in the oven, fuss-free recipe giving you soft and juicy meatballs every time.
Taco Pizza, delicious homemade pizza dough with toppings of a taco! Tasty seasoned ground beef, onions, garlic, olives, tomato sauce, topped with cheese, sour cream and lettuce.
Mac N Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms is so delicious! Easy to make and great for parties or as an appetizer. Baked mushrooms stuffed with a creamy macaroni and cheese filling with bacon too!
Quick Grilled Chicken Burger
Quick and easy juicy grilled chicken breast, seasoned with herbs, in a toasted brioche bun, layered with crisp lettuce. Perfect for lunch or dinner
Breaded Chicken Skewers. These are a wonderful little appetizer or party food. Quick and easy to make and juicy to the bite too! Serve warm with your favorite dips. These always go fast at parties so be sure you make plenty!
Classic Seafood Cocktail Sauce
A delicious seafood cocktail sauce, mild yet tangy, the perfect accompaniment to prawns, lobster, and ideal for serving as a dipping sauce or to add to a prawn cocktail.
Deluxe Chicken and Bacon Salad Wraps. These little wraps are great for parties, lunches, suppers, or any time! It's a great way to use up left over chicken (or turkey), and the recipe is nice and easy, with no fuss. Delicious!
Cheesy Sausage and Jalapeno Scones or Biscuits are so light and fluffy! Perfect for breakfast, brunch, dinner, picnics and parties. Freezer friendly too!
Cheesy Chicken Panini Sandwich
Grilled Chicken sandwiches filled with melting cheese, using leftover cooked chicken. Serve warm for lunch or supper.
Homemade Mini Meat Pies have a delicious flaky pie crust, are simple and quick to make and great for lunch boxes, parties, picnics and snacks. freezer friendly too!
Festive Jack Daniel's Stuffing Balls, a perfect snack, appetizer or side to your Thanksgiving or Christmas menu. Juicy pork, flavored with Jack Daniel's, cranberry and chestnuts to give you a lovely Festive feeling.
Nanny's Easy Jalapeno Pepper Jelly Great recipe and delicious served on crackers with cream cheese!
Steak Bakes (like Savory hand pies!). Delicious mini puff pastry pies using leftover fillings from your pot roasts, casseroles and roast dinners! Really easy to make and great for lunches or as part of a dinner
Cheesy Pretzel Bites. These Cheesy Pretzel Bites are made using pizza dough, easy and quick recipe. Ideal Game Day party food and eating with hot dips. Recipe for savory and sweet pretzels.
Quick and Easy Garlic Bread. This is a really fuss free recipe, and great for one person or indeed a party. You can make ahead and freeze. Great for parties, serve with a nice chili or soup, pasta, on it's own.. the list is endless!
Bacon Wrapped Dates. These make for wonderful party food or part of a Tapas meal and incredibly easy to make. the sweet and salty flavor combination is so delicious!
Oh So Good Jack Daniel's Chicken Wings are fabulous! They're easy to prepare, suitable for grilling or oven and taste out of this world with a great marinade. Always a hit at parties!
Crispy Beer Battered Shrimp. Oh boy.. these are delicious! Light and crispy batter, don't forget the dip and be sure to make plenty cos once you start eating these you won't be able to stop!
Sausage and Red Onion Chutney Rolls are so delicious! Easy to make, freezer friendly and great for snacks, lunchboxes and parties!
Delicious Shrimp or Salmon Vol Au Vents, Mini Puff Pastry Cups are very easy to make and perfect for parties as canapes, appetizers, and snacks. Perfect to make ahead too!
Sesame Shrimp or Prawn Toasts. These are a very popular little Asian appetizer, great for parties, or to have as a side with a nice soup. Easy recipe and budget friendly too!
Nanny Chan's Mild Curry Puffs with a delicous mild spiced filling of ground meat wrapped in a flaky pastry. Great as a snack, appetizer or party food!
Homemade Fried Chicken Tenders are tender juicy pieces of chicken breast coated buttermilk then seasoned flour to give you great-tasting chicken.
Best Ever Pico De Gallo, Salsa Fresca, a delicious Mexican salsa, quick and easy to make with refreshing flavors of lime, jalapenos, tomatoes, and cilantro. Absolutely delicious!
Spanish Meatballs in Garlic Tomato Sauce, Albondigas is a lovely easy dish typically served as Tapas in bars. Great for party food, main meals and appetizers!
Mojo Picante, Spanish Red Pepper Sauce.This is a lovely tasting sauce popular in the Canary Islands. Serve with Tapas, goes great with seafood, chicken, and pork.
Champinones Al Ajillo, Spanish Garlic Mushrooms is a wonderful Tapas dish, often served as party food. It's really easy and quick to make too!
Easy Sausage Puffs, deliciously seasoned sausage meat wrapped in crispy puff pastry and baked. Easy recipe, great for parties, lunch boxes, picnics. Eat warm or cold, they're so tasty!
Cheesy Bacon and Tomato Mini Pizzas, very quick and easy to make and also flexible with your favorite toppings. Serve as party food, appetizers or a light brunch, lunch boxes.. the sky's the limit! Great for making ahead and freezing.
Easy Melba Toast is great for appetizers, parties and makes a perfect homemade cracker, perfect for cheese, spreads, dips and cold cuts.
Tear and Share Pizza is a delicious recipe made using biscuit dough, mozzarella, pepperoni and pizza sauce. Simply tear a piece off and pass around with your friends and family
Homemade Chicken Croquettes, Small patties of creamy, buttery chicken-filled bites, coated in crispy breadcrumbs then fried. A popular Spanish Tapas dish
You have no idea how hungry you are making me with this! I wish I had some leftover Mac & Cheese so I could make this tomorrow. Now I just have to make some Mac & Cheese so I can try this. I’m going to rate it 5 stars even though I haven’t made this yet because I know it will taste amazing!