Fried Mac and Cheese Balls

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

  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 1 hr 20 min
  • ingredients 5
  • servings 16

Ingredients

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.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Ball
    Calories
    150
    (
    Calories from Fat
    60),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    6g
    6%
    (Saturated Fat
    2 1/2g,
    2 1/2%
    Trans Fat
    1/2g
    1/2%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    10mg
    10%;
    Sodium
    330mg
    330%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    17g
    17%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Protein
    5g
    5%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    4%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    6%;
    Iron
    6%;
    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.
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