Whether It’s the Game Ball or Mac ‘n’ Cheese, a Ball is Necessary For The Game

October 7, 2019
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Mac 'n' Cheese Balls

Crispy fried mac and cheese balls perfect for game day.

Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword mac and cheese
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Chill Time 2 hours
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 18
Author S.M. Lees


  • 12 oz cheese puffs
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1 lb elbow macaroni cooked
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 3 eggs beaten
  • oil for frying
  • salt to taste


  1. Crush the cheese puffs finely and set aside.

  2. Place a sauce pan over medium heat. Melt the butter, then add milk, cheddar, mozzarella, and cream cheese. Whisk until the cheeses have melted and the sauce is smooth.

  3. Pour the cheese sauce over the cooked elbow pasta, stirring so the pasta is coated well.

  4. Cover and refrigerate the mac and cheese for at least 2 hours.

  5. Using your hands, take the chilled mac ‘n’ cheese and form it into 1-inch balls.

  6. Dredge the balls in flour, followed by the egg wash and finally coating them in the powdered cheese puffs.

  7. Heat the oil to 350˚F and fry the mac ‘n’ cheese balls until the outside is crispy, about 2 minutes.


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