Football season is officially underway. But, as we cheer on our favorite teams, we can’t forget about the best parts of gameday: comfy clothes, friends, and, of course, the snacks.
Let’s face it: everyone loves watching the game if there are some good finger foods involved. And nothing says “Game Day” like a comforting, cheesy dish.
Enter mac and cheese bites, an irresistible snack that’s perfect for both home viewing parties and on-the-go tailgating.
They’re portable, poppable, and let’s face it, anything with “mac and cheese” in the name is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.
The best part? You can whip up this snack in advance– allowing you to focus on the game (or chowing down) when Sunday Night Football rolls around.
- 2 Cups Elbow Macaroni
- 3 Cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese
- 1 Cup Whole Milk
- 1/4 Cup Unsalted Butter
- 1/4 Cup All-Purpose Flower
- 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
- 1/2 Teaspoon Black Pepper
- 1/2 Teaspoon Paprika
- 1 Cup Breadcrumbs
- Cooking Spray
To make this simple snack, all you’ll need in terms of equipment is a muffin tin, a saucepan, mixing bowls, and some measuring cups and spoons.
First, preheat your oven to 400°F and spray your muffin tin generously with cooking spray.
Then, while your oven is heating up, boil a pot of water to cook the elbow macaroni. Follow the package instructions, but aim for an al dente texture.