Gluten Free Mac and Cheese Bites

Get ready for the ultimate bite-sized comfort food: gluten free mac and cheese bites. These little nuggets of cheesy heaven offer a crispy, cracker crust that gives way to a creamy, tender mac and cheese filling. This game day appetizer is sure to be a crowdpleaser! Plus, you just need a few ingredients to whip up a batch of these kid-friendly treats. They are the perfect snack, appetizer or even side dish for your next gathering! Whether you are hosting the Super Bowl, a summer BBQ or just craving a quick, nostalgic fix, these gluten free mac and cheese bites are sure to steal the show.

Why You’ll Love These Bites

They are gluten free and can easily be made dairy free!

These bites are delicious and cheesy.

They are so easy to make and come together in no time!

They are super kid-friendly.

These are perfect for your next party or BBQ!

They are an amazing nostaglic snack.

These bites make the perfect appetizer, snack or side dish!

Equipment Needed

All you need to make these gluten free mac and cheese bites is a bowl, pot mini muffin tin and spoon.

Ingredients Needed

Mac and Cheese: I used gluten free and dairy free mac and cheese here because I am both gluten free and dairy free! Feel free to use any mac and cheese of your choice. You can also make your own mac and cheese.

Crackers: I used a box of Simple Mills crackers here. Feel free to use any crackers you love!

Butter or Oil: I used vegan butter in these gluten free mac and cheese bites. Feel free to use regular butter or coconut oil as well.

Binder: You can use eggs or flax eggs for the binder in this recipe!

Step-By-Step Instructions

Step 1: Gather your ingredients.

Step 2: Prepare mac and cheese according to instructions on the box. Add 1 egg or flax egg and combine.

Step 3: In a separate bowl, combine cracker crumbs, butter and 2 eggs (or flax eggs).

Step 4: Pack this mixture tightly into a greased mini muffin tin. Add mac and cheese on top.

Step 5: Bake for 15 minutes and broil for 1 minute at the end! Pair with dipping sauces and enjoy!

Storage

Feel free to store these bites for 4-5 days in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Variations

Mac and Cheese: Try out different kinds of mac and cheese or make your own!

Toppings: Top your gluten free mac and cheese bites with chives, hot sauce, extra cheese or bacon bits!

Spices: Add in extra spices to give these additional flavor. Try adding red pepper flakes or extra garlic.

Dipping Sauces

I love pairing these gluten free mac and cheese bites with dipping sauces. I used ketchup and buffalo sauce here but feel free to use your favorite sauce! Some other ideas are: ranch, marinara, BBQ sauce or honey mustard.

Recipe FAQ

Can you use homemade mac and cheese?

Yes, feel free to use homemade mac and cheese bites to make this appetizer!

Can you reheat these mac and cheese bites?

Yes! I would recommend reheating them in the oven for best results.

Related Recipes

Be sure to try these fun appetizers next:

Dairy Free Charcuterie Board

Gluten Free Taquitos

Air Fryer Gnocchi

Hummus Platter

Gluten Free Buffalo Wings

If you make these gluten free mac and cheese bites and love them, I would really appreciate a 5 star review! I also love seeing your creations so please tag me on Instagram or TikTok.

Print Recipe
5 from 2 votes

Gluten Free Mac and Cheese Bites

Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Appetizers
Keyword: appetizer, football, game day, snacks
Servings: 12
Calories: 126kcal

Equipment

  • 1 mini muffin tin
  • 1 mixing bowl
  • 1 spoon
  • 1 pot

Ingredients

  • 1 box mac and cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups crackers, crushed
  • 2 tbsp melted butter vegan, if needed
  • 3 eggs or sub for flax eggs

Instructions

  • Gather your ingredients and preheat your oven to 375°F.
  • Prepare mac and cheese according to instructions on the box. Add 1 egg or flax egg and combine.
  • In a separate bowl, combine cracker crumbs, butter and 2 eggs (or flax eggs).
  • Pack this mixture tightly into a greased mini muffin tin. Add mac and cheese on top.
  • Bake for 15 minutes and broil for 1 minute at the end!

Nutrition

Calories: 126kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 228mg | Potassium: 58mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 118IU | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 1mg
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