Macaroni & Cheese Crescent Bombs (bites) are made with crescent roll dough, cheddar cheese, and store-bought mac & cheese. Baked in a muffin tin until golden brown, there is an explosion of flavor with every bite–hence the name.
Easy meals that my kids will actually eat and enjoy are hard to come by. What my kids might enjoy one month, they typically hate by the next month.
Funny how that works—NOT!
It is so frustrating some days trying to feed my three kids. However, there is one meal they do truly enjoy. Macaroni & Cheese is one of them. While we try to limit it to once a week, my kids could probably eat it everyday in their kid-world.
So, sometimes I mix things up and serve their mac & cheese with hot dogs, broccoli or some veggies sticks.
One day while making one of my MANY crescent dough recipes, I thought to myself–why not add mac & cheese ((plus extra cheese)) to a crescent roll?
Genius idea–am I right? Yeah, totally..haha! My kids do not call me the queen of crescent dough for nothing.
So, I made a test run batch using my muffin tin & holy cow was this a match made in foodie heaven!
They were golden brown on the outside, and hot & cheesy perfection on this inside. So. darn. good!! Since this is an original recipe, I wanted to share some tips with you all to make them!
Can I use Any Macaroni & Cheese?
Yes, you can use ANY macaroni & cheese you prefer. Whether it is freshly made, heated from frozen, or from a box kit. As long as you let the macaroni sit for a few minutes to thicken, it will be fine!
Can I Stuff these with Any Cheese?
Yes, you can use any cheese you feel will pair well with your macaroni. We went with cheddar since our mac & cheese was cheddar cheese based. It worked out really well and made these super cheesy. But, you can use swiss, provolone, american, or even mozzarella.
Foods to Pair
These mac & cheese bites are delicious alone as a snack, as a game day appetizer, or as a meal. If you want to make them a meal, here are some sides that pair well with them for balance. Here are some kid-friendly sides that my kids enjoy with these macaroni & cheese crescent bombs.
- carrot sticks
- sliced apples
- chicken tenders
- mashed potatoes
- fruit salad
- hot dogs
How to Reheat
These Macaroni & Cheese Bombs are really the best warm out of the oven. However, you can reheat them in a toaster or regular oven. Heat the them in the toaster oven at 300-350 (models vary) degrees f. for about 3-5 minutes if they are simply refrigerated.
You can also heat them in the oven on a baking sheet. We use 350 degrees f. for 3-5 minutes. If they are frozen allow them to thaw for 30 minutes and heat them for 6-9 minutes.
They will not be as good as day one though (being honest here).
Macaroni & Cheese Crescent Bombs
- 8 oz crescent dough
- 3 oz cheddar cheese 8 small cubes
- 1/2 cup macaroni & cheese
- Prepare macaroni & cheese product; set aside (you will have extra).
- Heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Spray a muffin tin with non stick spray.
- Open your crescent dough and lay each triangle over an open muffin tin space.
- Add one chunk of cheese to each triangle.
- Add 1 tablespoon of macaroni and cheese to each triangle.
- Wrap each triangle over and fold into a ball.
- Bake for 9-11 minutes or until golden brown.
- Enjoy warm while still gooey.