Romano’s Macaroni Grill is an Italian restaurant brand founded in 1988 by Phil Romano, one of the industry’s leading innovators. Inspired by the Italian country cuisine served in Romano’s grandmother’s kitchen, Macaroni Grill blends Italian traditions with progressive culinary inspiration from all regions of Italy and the U.S. An extensive wine list and the chain’s unique honor wine system finish out the experience in this polished casual atmosphere.




Mac and Cheese Bites

Macaroni and Cheese Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups (6 ounces) uncooked dried elbow macaroni
3 Tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup 2% milk
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Fried Bites Ingredients:
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 eggs, beaten
3/4 cup plain bread crumbs
1 cup vegetable oil

Cook pasta according to package directions; drain.

Meanwhile, melt butter in 2-quart saucepan over low heat. Stir in flour and salt. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is bubbly. Slowly whisk in milk, whisking constantly, until sauce is smooth. Bring sauce to a boil; boil 1 minute. Stir in cheese and cooked pasta. Cook, stirring occasionally, until cheese is melted.

Spray 8 or 9-inch square baking pan with nonstick cooking spray. Spoon macaroni and cheese into pan; packing it down slightly. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour or until macaroni and cheese is completely cooled.

Place flour, eggs and bread crumbs in three separate shallow bowls. Cut chilled macaroni and cheese into 24 pieces, cutting pan 4x6.

Dredge each macaroni and cheese bite as follows: First coat bite lightly with flour, then dip in eggs, then coat with bread crumbs.

Heat oil in 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Cook about half of the bites at one time, frying bites for 1 to 1 1/2 minutes per side.

Drain bites on paper towels. Serve immediately.

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