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Carnation Mac Bites

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A fun twist on macaroni and cheese that your kids will love! Try these fun mac bites today!

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Carnation Mac Bites Recipe

Carnation Mac Bites Recipe

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servings
12
total time
60 min

Equipment

  • Pot

  • Whisk

  • Bowl

  • Stove

Ingredients

  • 1 pk Mini Pasta Shells

  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil

  • 2 tbsp Butter

  • 2 tbsp Pimento / Seasoning Peppers (finely minced)

  • 1 tbsp Garlic (minced)

  • 1/4 cup Carrots (diced)

  • 30g All-Purpose Flour

  • 1 1/3 cup CARNATION® Full Cream Evaporated Milk (1 pack)

  • 1 cup Mozzarella Cheese (grated)

  • 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese (grated)

  • 3/4 cup Whole Kernel Corn (drained)

  • 1/4 cup Green Peas (frozen)

  • 1/4 cup Celery, Raw (minced)

  • 1 cup Cooked Bacon (diced)

  • 4 cups Panko Breadcrumbs

  • 2 packets MAGGI® Season-Up All Purpose Powdered Seasoning

  • 4 cups Oil for Frying

Instructions

1

Directions

Cook mini shells/caracoles as per package instructions toss in olive oil and set aside.
2
In a medium pot heat butter until completely melted. Add pimiento/seasoning peppers, garlic and carrots and cook until carrots are tender.
3
With a whisk, slowly pour Evaporated Milk into the pot, stirring continuously to ensure that this mixture becomes a smooth sauce.
4
Once finished lower heat and add ¼ cup mozzarella cheese, ¼ cup parmesan cheese, pasta, corn, peas, celery and bacon and stir until cheese is melted and peas is heated.
5
Set aside this mixture and allow to cool.
6
Fold in remaining cheese, place in the refrigerator and allow it to solidify.
7
In a bowl combine panko, flour and Season Up and mix until well incorporated. Set aside.
8
Heat oil to 350°F (180°C)
9
Take chilled mixture and create golf ball sized bites.
10
Coat them in the breadcrumb mixture, fry until golden brown.
11
Serve hot.
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