Ritz Cracker Fried Mac and Cheese Balls

Ritz Cracker Fried Mac and Cheese Balls
Staff Writer
Patricia Stagich

Try these tasty mac and cheese appetizers made with Ritz Crackers. Plus, they are a great way to use leftover mac and cheese.

6
Servings
408
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • Leftovers of your favorite Mac and Cheese
  • 2 Cups crushed Ritz Crackers
  • 1/2 Teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 Teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 Teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 Teaspoon sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 Cup milk
  • 1 Cup flour
  • Oil, for frying

Directions

Line a baking sheet with parchment or wax paper.  Using a cookie or ice cream scoop, scoop into balls. Freeze for 1-2 hours or until firm.
Mix cracker 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 cracker crumbs. Let sit about 15 minutes to defrost.

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

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
16g
23%
Sugar
8g
9%
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Cholesterol
1mg
0%
Carbohydrate, by difference
58g
45%
Protein
7g
15%
Vitamin A, RAE
36µg
5%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
528mg
53%
Choline, total
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Folate, total
12µg
3%
Iron, Fe
5mg
28%
Magnesium, Mg
37mg
12%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Phosphorus, P
130mg
19%
Selenium, Se
4µg
7%
Sodium, Na
705mg
47%
Water
34g
1%
Zinc, Zn
3mg
38%

Cracker Shopping Tip

Stocking up on no-cook items like cheese, nuts, olives, crackers, and dips will cut down on prep time and help ensure you have enough food for any unexpected guests.

Cracker Cooking Tip

When preparing appetizers try to avoid repetition of similar foods and flavors - aim for variety in textures, colors, and cooking methods.