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Snack Recipes

Mac ‘n’ Cheese Bites

It’s so easy to turn this comfort food classic into the perfect finger food.

Serving Size:


Active Time:

1 hr.

Total Time:

3 hrs.


  • 8 oz. elbow pasta
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 2 Tbs. + ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 8 oz. sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 scallions, chopped
  • 2 cups seasoned panko breadcrumbs
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 4 eggs, beaten


  1. Line 9″ square baking pan with enough foil to overhang sides by 2″; coat with cooking spray. In large pot of salted boiling water, cook pasta according to package directions for al dente, adding peas during last 3 min. of cooking time; drain. In pot, whisk 2 Tbs. flour and milk; over medium-high heat, bring to a boil, stirring. Reduce heat to low. Stir in cheddar, Parmesan, mustard and Worcestershire. Stir in pasta mixture and scallions; let cool. Spread in pan. Cover; chill 2 hrs.
  2. In medium bowl, mix panko and parsley. Place remaining ½ cup flour and eggs in separate bowls. Cut mac ’n’ cheese into 30 rectangles; toss in flour, dip in egg, then coat with panko mixture.
  3. Place crisper plate in basket of 7-qt. air fryer; coat with cooking spray. Place basket in air fryer; heat to 375°F. In batches, air-fry bites until golden, 5 min. per batch.

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