These little mac and cheese balls make great little appetizers or finger food. Kids love them!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
3 hrs
total:
3 hrs 25 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
24 balls
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Pour water into a bowl and bring to a boil over high heat. Stir in macaroni pasta from dinner package. Cook until tender, stirring occasionally, 7 to 8 minutes. Drain; do not rinse. Return to the pot and stir in included cheese sauce, milk, and margarine. Add Cheddar cheese and stir until well combined and cheese is melted.

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  • Refrigerate macaroni and cheese until firm, 2 hours to overnight.

  • Scoop macaroni and cheese into 1 1/2-inch balls and place on a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet. Freeze for 1 hour.

  • Preheat an air fryer to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) according to manufacturer's instructions. Spray the basket with nonstick cooking spray.

  • Mix panko, bread crumbs, salt, and garlic powder together in a medium bowl. Dip each ball in beaten eggs and then in panko mixture.

  • Place mac and cheese balls into the air fryer basket in a single layer, making sure they are not touching; cook in batches if necessary.

  • Cook in the preheated air fryer for 6 to 8 minutes. Turn over and fry until golden brown, 3 to 4 minutes more.

Cook's Note:

Make macaroni and cheese mix according to individual package instructions.

Nutrition Facts

87 calories; protein 3.7g; carbohydrates 9.3g; fat 4.2g; cholesterol 21.4mg; sodium 227.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
03/26/2020
Easy to make and a nice comfort food. Read More
6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
07/22/2020
These were very easy to make and very good! Next time though I will use Velveeta cheese because it melts much better than shredded cheese. These would be perfect appetizers for a party. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/26/2020
Easy to make and a nice comfort food. Read More
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