Biggidy Bacon Bites. With pasta. And CHEESE. Ohmygosh.
Sometimes things happen in life that are pretty ridiculous. These are in that category. Isn't it wonderful?
These bomb bacon pasta cheese bite thingies are PERFECT for kids, perfect for parties, perfect for snacks, perfect for allthetimes.
Full credit goes to Stepable for this genius recipe. I adapted it slightly by changing up the cheese and pasta flavors and adding a bunk ton of cilantro, because PEPPER JACK CHEESE.
There's no point dragging this out. Let's make it before I combust and eat the whole platter.
Okay! Start by rendering some baaaaacon. You need to be held?
And then make your boxed mac and cheese! I changed it up with an Alfredo flavor, but you can totally keep it classic with the yellow powder. Do what makes ya sing.
Okay, now this is where it gets good. Place all that cooked bacon in a food processor. Pulse pulse. Bacon bits!
Now add a ton of cilantro. Cilantro bacon bits!
Now mix it with the cooked pasta. Take a bite because you cannot control yourself.
Sprinkle some flour on top!
Okay, now you'll assemble. Pack a small fistful of pasta in your hand and place a cube of pepper jack cheese inside the pasta. Then close the pasta around the cheese and reaaaaaaaally pack it tight. Then roll the little balls in the panko. Now freeze the bites while you heat the oil!
Horrible photo alert! Frying.
And hello, mama. Serve with fresh lime and cilantro and biggiiiiiiidy bomb.
See that cheese? Remember the cheese you put inside? Ohmygosh.
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