Wisconsin Cheese Buffalo Macaroni and Cheese Bites

July  7, 2022
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Photo by Wisconsin Cheese
  • Prep time 45 minutes
  • Cook time 20 minutes
  • Serves 48
Author Notes

Celebrate National Mac and Cheese Day with this mouthwatering recipe straight from the State of Cheese! Wisconsin Cheese’s Buffalo Macaroni and Cheese Bites are the spicy and savory snack perfect for entertaining. Featuring fan-favorite Wisconsin varieties like Arena SpringGreen™ Colby Longhorn Cheese and Prairie Farms Blue Cheese Crumbles (Mindoro Collection), this dish will serve up flavor and get the party started. Head to the recipe on for more details!
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What You'll Need
  • 1 package (16 ounces) uncooked ditalini pasta
  • 6 tablespoons butter, cubed and divided
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup Buffalo wing sauce
  • 8 ounces Arena SpringGreen™ Colby Longhorn cheese, shredded (2 cups)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 2/3 cup Prairie Farms Blue Cheese Crumbles, Mindoro Collection (4 ounces)
  • Ranch salad dressing and celery
  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.

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