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Mac & Cheese Pork Sliders

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min.

Makes

12 servings

I love pork sliders! This sweet and savory recipe was created out of leftover ingredients I had in my fridge. It is perfect for a weeknight meal or a special-occasion potluck. —Rashanda Cobbins, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Mac & Cheese Pork Sliders Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1 cup uncooked cavatappi pasta
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 3/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 package (18 ounces) Hawaiian sweet rolls
  • 1 carton (16 ounces) refrigerated fully cooked barbecue shredded pork, warmed
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, sliced, optional

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in flour and pepper until smooth; gradually whisk in milk. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly; cook and stir until thickened, 3-5 minutes. Stir in cheese until melted. Drain pasta; stir into cheese sauce. Set aside.
  3. Place roll bottoms in a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Layer with pork, pasta mixture and roll tops. Combine melted butter, honey and mustard. Brush over roll tops.
  4. Bake until tops are golden brown and filling is hot, 10-12 minutes. If desired, top with jalapeno pepper slices.

Nutrition Facts

1 slider: 305 calories, 10g fat (6g saturated fat), 48mg cholesterol, 466mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 2g fiber), 14g protein.

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