Fried Mac & Cheese Balls

Staff Writer
Fried Mac & Cheese Balls
Patricia Stagich

Leftover Mac & Cheese?  Fry it up!

Deliver Ingredients


  • Leftover Mac & Cheese
  • 2 Cups Italian Seasoned Panko Breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 Teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 Teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 Teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 Cup milk
  • 1 Cup flour
  • Oil for frying


Line a baking sheet with parchment or wax paper.  Using a cookie or ice cream scoop, scoop cold mac and cheese into balls.

Freeze for 1-2 hours, or until firm.

Mix bread crumbs with spices

Combine egg and milk.  Bread the Mac and Cheese Balls, coating with flour, into the egg and milk mixture, then coating well with the breadcrumbs.  Let sit about 15 minutes to defrost.

Fry in 350 degree oil until will browned, at least 3 minutes to make sure they are cooked through.  Serve with your favorite marinara sauce.

Cheese Ball Shopping Tip

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

Cheese Ball Cooking Tip

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