Is there anything more comforting than Mac and Cheese? I didn’t think so until I ate Trader Joe’s Mac and Cheese Bites. How can Mac and Cheese be made better? Clearly, the answer is breading them and frying them. This is another item from the freezer section, but I would keep this to a crowd pleasing appetizer or snack.
For $3.69 here is what you are getting:
Here is the nutritional info, in case you are trying to eat fried food responsibly:
When you open the package this stares back at you:
So no microwave with this. I wasn’t willing to heat the oven (or the house to make ten mac and cheese bites) so I used the toaster oven. 425 is the temperature to preheat it to. Place the bites on an oven safe baking sheet with parchment to contain the mess:
Place in oven (or toaster oven) for 10-15 minutes:
Remove when heated through:
Place on papertowl to drain about 2-3 minutes. Slightly messy to get off of the paper towel but overall they kept their shape well:
Eat when cool:
Serve as an appetizer:
Or you can include a nice dipping sauce like marinara or hot wing sauce.
What are my thoughts on this? Trader Joe’s Mac and Cheese Bites are awesome. Definitely would be a hit at a party as an appetizer or snack. They were fried, full of mac and cheese flavor even though some of them did spring a leak. Once cooled they were a hit in my household.
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