Trader Joe’s Mac and Cheese Bites Review

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:

Trader Joe's Mac and Cheese Bites

Here is the nutritional info, in case you are trying to eat fried food responsibly:Trader Joe's Mac and Cheese Bites

When you open the package this stares back at you:Trader Joe's Mac and Cheese Bites

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:

Trader Joe's Mac and Cheese BitesPlace in oven (or toaster oven) for 10-15 minutes:

Trader Joe's Mac and Cheese BitesRemove when heated through:

Trader Joe's Mac and Cheese BitesPlace on papertowl to drain about 2-3 minutes.   Slightly messy to get off of the paper towel but overall they kept their shape well:

Trader Joe's Mac and Cheese BitesEat when cool:

Trader Joe's Mac and Cheese BitesServe as an appetizer:

Trader Joe's Mac and Cheese BitesOr you can include a nice dipping sauce like marinara or hot wing sauce.

Trader Joe's Mac and Cheese Bites.
What are my thoughts on this? These are awesome, although they seemed to have undergone a recipe change recently.  They used to be much lighter in color with a panko breading, but they are nonetheless awesome.  Definitely would be a hit at a party as an appetizer or snack.

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