Thursday, January 10, 2013

Truffle Mac N' Cheese Bites


Getting ready for the game on Sunday..here is just one of the great recipes from the Avenue Hotel Bed and Breakfast cookbook "Breakfast and Beyond".  Our Manitou Springs bed and breakfast inn features a full fabulous breakfast every morning for guests to enjoy however I also  cook lots of other things too!  Some other great appetizer to try are Jalapeno Popper Dip,  Spinach Balls with Mustard Sauce or Tapenade. Well on with the Mac N Cheese...

1/2 cup seasoned dry bread crumbs
2 teaspoons olive oil, (from the Olive Tap)
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
1 tablespoon butter
1 egg, beaten
1 cup milk
1 1/2 shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1 1/2 shredded mozzarella cheese
1 1/2 cups Parmesan cheese
1/2 to 1 teaspoon truffle oil or Kalamata oil

Preheat oven to 350^. Spray a mini muffin tins with nonstick cooking spray. Combine bread crumbs, olive oil and salt. Cook the macaroni for 8-9 minutes. Drain and place in pan. Stir in the butter and egg until macaroni is well coated. Reserve 1/2 cup of sharp cheddar cheese. Stir in remaining cheeses with milk and truffle oil. Spoon into the prepared muffin tins. Sprinkle with reserved cheese and bread crumbs. Bake 30 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes before removing.

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 Bon appetite! Innkeeper Avenue Hotel Bed and Breakfast

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