Mac & Cheese Pizza Bites

Cook Macaroni:  Boil 2 cups of elbow macaroni until al dente, then drain and set aside.

Make Cheese Sauce:  In a saucepan, melt 2 tbsp butter, stir in 2 tbsp flour to make a roux, then gradually whisk in 1 cup milk. Cook until thickened, then add 2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese. Season with salt and pepper.

Combine with Macaroni:  Stir cooked macaroni into the cheese sauce until well coated.

Preheat Oven:  Set oven to 375°F (190°C) and grease a mini muffin tin.

Fill Muffin Cups:  Spoon mac and cheese mixture into each muffin cup, pressing down gently.

Add Toppings:  Top each mac and cheese cup with pizza sauce, shredded mozzarella cheese, and grated Parmesan cheese.

Add Optional Toppings:  Customize with toppings like diced cooked bacon, chopped pepperoni, sliced black olives, or diced bell peppers.

Bake:  Bake in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes, until cheese is melted and bubbly, and edges are golden brown.

Serve:  Let cool slightly, then remove from muffin tin and serve warm as a delicious appetizer or snack.