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These Chili Cheese Mac Bites combine two of our family favorites chili and macaroni and cheese. This is a perfect for a game day appetizer, a convenient bite for a party or a fun way to serve for dinner to the family! Easy, delicious recipe!
I love fun easy meals, especially for game day. And with the big game coming up this weekend, I knew I needed to add a few more bite sized food to the menu.
Then I saw these adorable Cheesy Broccoli-Bacon Mac Bites on the Kraft Hub on the Walmart website. Not having any broccoli on hand, I decided to try a simple homemade 5 minute chili to add instead and oh it is AM-AZING! At the Kraft Hub there are so many delicious and easy recipes featured there, you must check it out just for a few more ideas.
The fun thing about this recipe is that it can be served two ways! The first way, it kid and game day friendly, served as bites. Then the second way, my husband’s favorite is served as a skillet. This version, you would just stop where you are to whisk in the egg, instead of whisking in the egg and baking in mini-muffins tins, you would add the KRAFT Finely Shredded Cheddar Cheese to the top of the Chili Cheese Mac and serve straight from the skillet. Both recipes are easy and delicious.
And to top it off there is also a giveaway for (5) $50 Walmart giftcards, so be sure to check it out, you won’t want to miss it. Kraft Foods Hub January
I can’t wait for you to check out some more of these fantastic dinner ideas at the Kraft Hub on the Walmart website.
These Chili Cheese Mac Bites will become a family favorite, as if 7 out of 7 of us liked them, with 2 very picky eaters, than this recipe is a definite win!
These Chili Cheese Mac Bites combine two of our family favorites, macaroni and cheese and chili.
- 1pkg. (14 oz.) KRAFT Deluxe Macaroni & Cheese Dinner
- ½ lb. hamburger
- ¼ onion, diced
- 1 large tomato, diced
- 3/4 cup canned Dark Red Kidney Beans, drained
- 3 tablespoon tomato paste
- 1 ½ tablespoons chili powder
- 1 tablespoon salsa
- 1 egg
- ¾ cup KRAFT Finely Shredded Cheddar Cheese
- Optional toppings/dips:
- Sour cream
- Green onions, diced
In a large skillet add hamburger and onion, cook over medium-high heat until meat is thoroughly cooked and onion is translucent. Add in diced tomatoes, kidney beans, tomato paste, salsa and chili powder. Cook for 3-5 minutes, set aside.
Preheat oven to 400ºF.
Prepare KRAFT Deluxe Macaroni & Cheese Dinner in large saucepan as directed on package.
Once noodles are done, pour noodles into skillet and add in cheese sauce, stir together until well combined. *At this point if you want to leave it as a skillet bake, then serve immediately. If you want to continue making the Chili Cheese Mac Bites, continue with the remaining steps.
In a small bowl whisk egg, stir into skillet until combined.
Spoon mixture into mini muffin pan cups sprayed with cooking spray, to make this easy I used my cookie dough scooper which made it less messy. Depending on how much you add to each muffin cup, you should get 32-36 muffin cups filled, it is about 2 tablespoons in each muffin cup.
Top a teaspoon or pinch of KRAFT Finely Shredded Cheddar Cheese.
Stick in the oven and bake 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown.
Let it cool for a few minutes, then remove from pan onto serving plate.
Garnish with a dash of sour cream and top with green onions.
Recipe adapted from CHEESY BROCCOLI-BACON MAC BITES