Fried Mac and Cheese Balls

Fried Mac and Cheese Balls

A kid friendly twist with flavorful mac & cheese- serve on sticks with dipping sauce.

Prep Time

20

Minutes

Total Time

1:20

Hr:Mins

Makes

16

balls

1
box (7 oz) Betty Crocker® mac & cheese original
Margarine and milk called for on mac & cheese box
1
cup finely shredded Cheddar cheese (4 oz)
1 1/2
cups Progresso® Italian style bread crumbs
Oil for frying
  1. Make mac & cheese as directed on box. Stir in shredded cheese and 1/2 cup of the bread crumbs. Cover; refrigerate about 20 minutes or until firm.
  2. Line large cookie sheet with cooking parchment paper. Using 1/4-cup measuring cup, scoop mac & cheese mixture into balls; roll in remaining bread crumbs. Place on cookie sheet. Freeze 30 minutes.
  3. In deep fat fryer or heavy saucepan, heat 3 inches oil to 375°F. Fry balls in hot oil in small batches 1 to 2 minutes or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Serve hot with ranch dressing or barbecue sauce, if desired.
Makes 16 balls
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
For a flavor boost, stir 1/2 cup fire-roasted tomatoes into the mac & cheese mixture after refrigerating.
A cheesy state fair favorite made easy with Betty Crocker® Mac & Cheese.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Ball)
  • Calories 150
    • (Calories from Fat 60),
  • Total Fat 6g
    • (Saturated Fat 2 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 1/2g),
  • Cholesterol 10mg;
  • Sodium 330mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 17g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 0g),
  • Protein 5g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 1/2 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.