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This baked mac and cheese appetizer recipe is super easy because you use a pre-made cheese sauce. The recipe only has 3 ingredients and is perfect for game day. It is saucy, delicious and fun to eat right out of the muffin cup!
Can you see how saucy and cheesy this baked mac and cheese appetizer looks?! It actually sticks together better than the photo above because I took a bite and then had to take a photo and then another photo. All the while trying to keep the muffin cup filled with cheesy goodness in my hand.
Where is Christopher when I need him?
I talk about how easy it is to make the Best Appetizers for game day in my other RAGÚ® post: saucy beef appetizer cups. But I will touch upon it here as it bears repeating.
I encourage you to go to the RAGÚ website for tips and other recipe ideas.
Have you tried this RAGÚ® Double Cheddar sauce yet? This delectable sauce features cheddar, Parmesan and Romano cheeses! Truth be told, I could eat it by the spoonful, straight out of the jar. It’s that creamy smooth and cheesy rich.
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How to make this appetizer
Fill a stockpot with water and set it on to boil.
Line a muffin pan with paper liners.
Gather the ingredients – elbow macaroni, cheddar sauce and crumbled Ritz crackers.
Once the water comes to a boil, salt it and add the elbow macaroni. Stir and set the timer to 8 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Set a colander in the sink and drain the macaroni and place it in a metal mixing bowl.
Time to pour the RAGÚ® Cheddar on the macaroni. Look at how thick and creamy that is!!
Fold the cheese in with the macaroni with a rubber spatula until it coats all the elbow macaroni!
Mmm. I let the messiness of the bowl stay just as it is, because we love keeping it real here on Dishes Delish.
Fill each muffin cup with the cheesy macaroni.
Time to sprinkle the crushed butter crackers on top.
Bake for 15 minutes.
Then I pick one up and take a bite, but you’ve seen that one already!
So delicious! When you serve these at your next game day party, all you are going to hear are people saying, “Mmmmm!”
I hope you enjoyed this mac and cheese appetizer recipe!
And as always, may all your dishes be delish!
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Easy Baked Mac & Cheese Appetizer
- ½ pound elbow macaroni
- water to boil
- salt for water
- ½ jar RAGÚ® Double Cheddar Sauce or more
- ¼ cup crushed butter cracker crumbs or bread crumbs
- Set water on to boil
- Salt water
- Place elbow macaroni in boiling water
- Time for 8 minutes until al dente
- Preheat oven 350 F
- Drain elbow macaroni and place in a mixing bowl
- Pour as much RAGÚ® Double Cheddar sauce as you want over the macaroni
- Mix to combine
- Fill 12 muffin cups with mac & cheese
- Sprinkle butter crackers on top of mac & cheese
- Bake 15 minutes