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Mega Mac n Cheese bites

dirtsailor2003

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Normally we make these as a small appetizer. I thought I’d try them in the larger silicone muffin cups.

you can put these in the smoker and baked them. I was experimenting so I just used smoked cheddar that we have from the last batch I smoked.

the recipe that I use is pretty simple. And I will post it in the photos. It’s a good base and you can add anything to it. Three ingredients, four if you count the water.
You can use whatever cheese you like or a mixture. Same goes for the spices. I kept it simple with salt, pepper, garlic and onion powder for this test batch. I like to add hot sauce but I didn’t this time.
Once you have your man c cheese made you’ll want to set your muffin cups ready. Spray the inside with Pam. Put a liberal
Amount of the cheap grated Parmesan in each cup. Swirl around to coat bottom and sides. Place on a sheet or in a cast iron pan. Scoop Mac n cheese into cups and fill. Place in fridge and allow to set for at least 1hr and up to 4 days. Note: you can freeze at this stage if you want.

Set up smoker or oven for 350.
While the smoker heats up take Mac n cheese cups out of fridge and top with more grated Parmesan, salt, pepper and if desired hot sauce.

Place into smoker and cook for 20-30 minutes or until bubbly. If tops aren’t browned use a torch or place under broiler until you have the desired color.
Allow to cool slightly and serve. They can also be served cold.

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here’s the small cups versus the big cups I used.

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Cool! That looks good!
Thanks for sharing!!
 

JCAP

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I like this very much....might have to invest in some of these cups.
 

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Fine looking creations!!
 

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They do look great. When I make Mac & Chz, we usually have left overs. They could go right in the cups...JJ
 

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Thise look great! That would go over well in my house!
 

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That looks really good.
I see a run on silicone cup sales coming up.
 

dirtsailor2003

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They do look great. When I make Mac & Chz, we usually have left overs. They could go right in the cups...JJ
Excellent idea JJ. The recipe I used above makes just enough for 10-12 of these. I ended up with 10 this go around and two spoon dulls for the chef!
 

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I am a Mac-n-cheese addict!
I could eat it every night.
Now with this method I could!!
Gonna try it Case!!
Al
 

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Case Very nice!! I am going to try this with regular mini muffin cups, using my M&C recipe.
I'll let ya know how it works. Points
Richie
 

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Must have missed this the first go around. Awesome idea! Put some bacon on mine please
 

dirtsailor2003

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Case Very nice!! I am going to try this with regular mini muffin cups, using my M&C recipe.
I'll let ya know how it works. Points
Richie
Richie the mini cups work fine. You just have to eat more, lol!
 

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Case BIG Thank You the kids loved them. Wife & I also great app.
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Used a spoon the paper did not stick
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Thanks again
Richie
 

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doing again tonight but as a whole casserole instead of cup cake portions. Using Gruyere/cheddar/Colby jack and smoked gouda.....oh and bacon!!!!
 

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