Mini mac and cheese pies are a delicious fusion of creamy mac and cheese and crispy, cheesy crusts packed into one perfect bite-sized appetizer. Whether you’re hosting a party or looking to add a bit of variety to your weeknight dinner, these mac and cheese pies will not disappoint.
Mini Mac and Cheese Pies Recipe
A luxurious Mini Mac and Cheese Pies recipe which pairs homemade macaroni and cheese with a decadent buttery cracker crust.
1cupCheddar Cheese, shredded, plus more for topping
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
In a food processor, add crackers, shredded cheddar cheese, and butter. Pulse until everything is well combined.
Add sour cream, beaten eggs, paprika, black pepper, cheddar cheese, and salt in a saucepan. Mix well. Place the pan over medium heat and stir. Let it cook for 3 minutes until you get a thick and creamy sauce. Continue to stir.
Add cooked pasta and mix well. Once done, turn off the heat.
Spray a muffin pan with cooking spray. Add a tablespoon or two of the prepared crust and use your fingers to even out the surface and the sides.
Scoop a tablespoon or two of the prepared mac and cheese mixture on top. Make sure the mixture doesn’t overflow.
Place the muffin tin in the oven for 20 minutes.
Remove the muffin pan from the oven. Top the mixture with shredded cheddar cheese.
Place it back in the oven and let it bake for 5 minutes or until the cheese melts and bubbles.
Take the pan out of the oven, and let it sit for a few minutes.
Enjoy your mini mac and cheese pies with your favorite dipping sauce.
Add shredded chicken, turkey, or bacon to enhance this mac and cheese appetizer recipe.
This recipe works well with leftover mac and cheese. If you have some leftover mac and cheese, simply add a splash of milk or more cheese and use that instead of making a fresh batch of macaroni and cheese.