Stuffed Mac and Cheese Nacho Dumplings

Stuffed Mac and Cheese Nacho Dumplings
By
Staff Writer

HUNGRY

Nothing beats a crunchy tortilla chip topped with melted cheese and all of the other accoutrements of nachos — except for when the "nachos" are actually wonton wrappers, and they're filled with mac and cheese. Did we mention there are Doritos in this recipe?

Notes

* Click here to see the Ultimate Mac and Cheese recipe. 

** Click here to see the Game Day Chili recipe. 

Watch these nachos get stuffed on Midnight Munchies with the Brothers Green from HUNGRY. 

Ingredients

  • Canola oil, for frying
  • package egg roll or wonton wrappers
  • bag Cool Ranch Doritos, finely ground in a food processor
  • 2  Cups  shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1  Cup  serving mac and cheese*
  • 1  Cup  cooked and crumbled bacon
  • 1  Cup  chili**
  • 1  Cup  cooked rice
  • One  15-ounce can red kidney beans
  • 1  Cup  guacamole, plus extra for garnish
  • 1/2  Cup  jalapeños, preferably pickled
  • 1/2  Cup  Sriracha sauce
  • Sour cream, for garnish

Directions

Fill a large skillet with about 2 inches of canola oil and heat to 350 degrees. 

Lay an egg roll or wonton wrapper out on a work surface and fill with desired fillings such as the mac and cheese, bacon, chili, red beans, rice, guacamole, and jalapeños. Brush the edges of each wrapper with a little bit of water and then roll or fold over to seal. If you're using an egg roll wrapper, roll it like a burrito by folding in the edges before sealing. For the wonton wrappers, fold the wrapper in half to form a triangle and them crimp the edges with a fork to seal them. Keep the nachos under a wet paper towel while you are filling the rest. 

Fry the nachos in the hot oil and cook for 5-6 minutes for the egg roll wrappers, and 2-3 minutes for the wontons. Remove and drain on a paper towel-lined plate and season with the crushed Doritos. Layer the nachos in a cast-iron pan and cover with the Cheddar cheese. Bake under a broiler until the cheese melts, remove, and garnish with sour cream, Sriracha, and leftover fillings. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
11g
16%
Sugar
11g
12%
Saturated Fat
3g
13%
Cholesterol
1mg
0%
Carbohydrate, by difference
40g
31%
Protein
6g
13%
Vitamin A, RAE
29µg
4%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
21mg
28%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
6µg
7%
Calcium, Ca
129mg
13%
Choline, total
3mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
50µg
13%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
22mg
7%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Phosphorus, P
135mg
19%
Sodium, Na
666mg
44%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
1µg
7%
Water
98g
4%

Mac and Cheese Shopping Tip

If a piece of cheese smells strongly of ammonia, don't buy it. This is typically a sign of spoilage.

Mac and Cheese Cooking Tip

Allow cheese to come to room temperature before serving. This will accentuate the flavors and aromas.