Deep-Fried Macaroni and Cheese Bites

Deep-Fried Macaroni and Cheese Bites
Staff Writer
fried mac and cheese bites

fried mac and cheese bites

Oftentimes, the best fried food is when you get a nice, gooey surprise when you bite into it, like with these macaroni and cheese bites. This recipe uses a childhood favorite, Kraft Macaroni & Cheese, as the filling, making it easy for you to get a quick fried fix. 

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Bring a medium-sized saucepan filled with salted water and the macaroni pasta to a boil. Cook according to the package instructions, about 8 minutes. Drain the pasta and add back to the saucepan. Add the butter, milk, and cheese packet. Stir well to fully incorporate.

Line an 8-by-8-inch baking pan with parchment paper and pour the prepared macaroni into it, pressing down evenly. Cover and place in the freezer for 2 hours or more, until needed.

Combine the egg and milk in a shallow dipping bowl. In a separate plate or large shallow bowl, combine the flatbread crumbs, salt, and garlic.

Heat the oil to about 350 and 375 degrees.

Remove the frozen macaroni from parchment and cut into small squares or triangles. Dip each into egg wash and then coat with crumbs. Fry 5-6 triangles in the hot oil until both sides are golden brown. Remove from the oil onto paper towels. Repeat until all of the macaroni has been used. Serve and enjoy!


Calories per serving:

67 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Carb, Low Sodium Sugar Conscious, Low Potassium, Kidney Friendly, Vegetarian, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Pork Free, Alcohol Free, Kosher

Daily value:



  • Fat 6g 9%
  • Carbs 3g 1%
  • Saturated 1g 7%
  • Fiber 0g 1%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 1g
  • Monounsaturated 3g
  • Polyunsaturated 1g
  • Protein 1g 2%
  • Cholesterol 11mg 4%
  • Sodium 120mg 5%
  • Calcium 19mg 2%
  • Magnesium 3mg 1%
  • Potassium 31mg 1%
  • Iron 0mg 1%
  • Zinc 0mg 1%
  • Phosphorus 23mg 3%
  • Vitamin A 18µg 2%
  • Vitamin C 0mg 0%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 2%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 3%
  • Niacin (B3) 0mg 1%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 1%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 5µg 1%
  • Vitamin B12 0µg 1%
  • Vitamin D 0µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 1mg 4%
  • Vitamin K 3µg 3%
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