Panera Mac & Cheese Bites Recipe

Simply Great Gatherings

Fancy finger food for your fall get-togethers.


Whether you’re serving up a full spread of appetizers for a PTA meeting or toting along your contribution to a group-tailgate, these deceivingly easy party nibbles are sure to impress, all while getting you in and out of the kitchen in minutes.

Best of all? Nothing here needs to be served right out of the oven, so these recipes travel perfectly.

Broccoli Cheddar Quinoa Bites

Who knew quinoa could be so fun to eat? These bite-sized wonders take only 25 minutes to make and are oh, so craveworthy thanks to creamy Panera® Broccoli Cheddar Soup.

Tangy Mango Poppyseed Salsa

This spicy-sweet salsa has a tropical twist with fresh mango. All it takes is Panera Poppyseed Dressing, jalapeno, lime and a few spices to throw together this versatile dip.

Mac & Cheese Bites

Shaped into balls and deep-fried, our signature Mac & Cheese becomes perfectly portable and poppable. Make it even more fun by adding a variety of your favorite sauces to dip them into.

Chicken Tortilla Dip 

Three ingredients, including our flavorful Chicken Tortilla Soup, is all it takes to create this dip. Just add some veggies and your favorite dipping chips - voila! 

Greek Tzatziki Dip

Perfect with pita, pretzels, peppers or any veggie, this Mediterranean dip is refreshing and bright. You need just 15 minutes and Panera Greek Dressing.

Lemon Broccoli Hummus

Like your dip to be a bit more on the zesty side? Then opt for this easy yet creative take on hummus featuring our Lemon Vinaigrette.

Coffee Shortbread

No party would be complete without something sweet, and no one will believe how quickly these fan-favorite cookies come together. The coffee flavor comes from Panera Light Roast Coffee baked right in.

Tiramisu Mousse Dip

Another coffee-inspired sweet, this dip combines the rich taste of tiramisu with fluffy mousse. It uses Panera Italian Espresso or our Dark Roast and is virtually guaranteed to be a hit.

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