RECIPES

Buffalo Macaroni and Cheese Bites

Wisconsin Cheese Buffalo Macaroni and Cheese Bites Recipe
Active Time
45 Minutes
Servings
Makes
4 Dozen Bites

Ingredients

Cheese

Look for the Proudly Wisconsin Badge when shopping for cheese. Any brand of Wisconsin Blue or Colby can be used in this recipe.

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F.
  2. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain.
  3. Meanwhile, melt 4 tablespoons butter in a Dutch oven over medium-low heat. Add garlic; cook and stir for 1 minute. Whisk in flour until blended. Gradually whisk in milk and wing sauce. Bring to a boil; cook and whisk for 2 minutes or until thickened. Reduce heat to low; gradually whisk in colby until melted.
  4. Remove from the heat. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Whisk 1/4 cup hot cheese sauce into eggs in a bowl. Return all to the pan, whisking constantly. Stir in pasta. Divide pasta mixture into greased mini muffin cups, pressing down gently.
  5. Melt remaining butter; toss with bread crumbs. Sprinkle blue cheese and crumb mixture over bites. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a thermometer inserted in bites reads 160°F. Let stand for 10 minutes in pans before serving.
  6. Serve with ranch dressing and celery.

Cheesemonger Tip

Select for cheesemonger info

Do you have questions when shopping for cheese? Ask the cheesemonger! A cheesemonger specializes in the buying and selling of high-quality cheese, usually available in the specialty section of a grocery store or cheese shop. Knowledgeable and passionate, a cheesemonger is a go-to resource for cheese varieties and pairings, proper cheese storage and handling, its cooking applications and cheese brand information.

Colby cheese is a Wisconsin original. It has a mild, cheddar-like flavor, but the texture is softer, moister and more open than cheddar.

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