Campbell’s Mac & Cheese Bites
This is a sponsored post written by Bite Me More on behalf of Campbell's Canada. All opinions are 100% our own.
Looking for an easy meal to serve up to your family? Look no further than these quick-to-prepare Mac & Cheese Bites. We've taken Campbell's Condensed Cream of Bacon Soup, added sharp cheddar and tangy Dijon, combined it all with macaroni noodles and placed it atop a crunchy cracker crust for the perfect meal-time solution. Whether served with a salad for dinner, or put in their lunchbox for something your kids will actually eat - this one's a winner for dinner and lunch!
And what we love about all Campbell's soups are that they are free of artificial colours and flavours, and proudly prepared in Canada. They have been a pantry staple in kitchens across Canada for 85 years and they are definitely a staple in ours for simple weeknight meals our families love!
For more easy and delicious recipes, check out cookwithcampbells.ca. And for more information about what goes into Campbell's products, visit whatsinmyfood.ca
Bite Me Bit
1½ cups cracker crumbs
3 tbsp freshly grated Parmesan cheese
7 tbsp melted butter
Mac & Cheese
1 can (284ml) Campbell’s Condensed Cream of Bacon Soup
¾ cup milk
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1 tbsp chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
½ tsp dried thyme
3 cups cooked elbow-shaped pasta (about 1 ½ cups dried)
¼ cup cracker crumbs
2 tbsp freshly grated Parmesan cheese
2 tbsp melted butter
1) Preheat oven to 350ºF. Coat 14 muffin cups with non-stick cooking spray. To prepare the crust, in a medium bowl, stir cracker crumbs and Parmesan cheese together. Add melted butter until well combined. Divide mixture among 14 muffin cups, about 2 tablespoons per cup. Press into the bottoms and up the sides of each muffin cup. Set aside.
2) To prepare the mac & cheese, in a medium saucepan, combine Campbell’s Condensed Cream of Bacon Soup, milk and Dijon mustard. Heat to a gentle boil. Remove from heat and stir in cheese, parsley and thyme. Stir until cheese is melted and add cooked pasta. Fill muffin cups with macaroni and cheese mixture.
3) For the topping, in a small bowl, stir together cracker crumbs, Parmesan cheese and melted butter until well combined. Sprinkle over mac & cheese cups. Bake in preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, until the tops are golden. Let cool slightly for easier removal from the muffin tin.
Makes 14 Mac & Cheese Bites