Mac & Cheese Bites with Feta and Kale

choosingsides_macbitesTake mac and cheese to the next level with these mac and cheese bites with feta and kale. Adding the flair of feta and kale makes this dish a healthier option. They are not only filled with flavor, but great for any party you host!


Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon white flour
  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 3 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg white
  • 4 cups vegetable or whole wheat macaroni, cooked
  • 10 ounces kale, chopped
  • 8 ounces crumbled feta cheese
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. In a saucepan over medium-low heat, melt butter, and whisk in flour until it is fully incorporated. Stir in the garlic and milk, and raise the temperature to bring the mixture to just under a boil. Whisk in mozzarella to make a cheese sauce, and stir until cheese melts. Remove from heat, and stir in the eggs.
  3. In a large bowl, combine pasta and kale with the cheese sauce, and mix well. Salt and pepper to taste, and gently fold in feta cheese crumbles.
  4. Lightly mist muffin tins with cooking spray, and spoon the mac and cheese mixture to evenly into the tins. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, until the tops begin to brown.
  5. Remove from the oven, and allow the macaroni cups to cool for at least 5 minutes before removing from the tin. Serve warm.

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