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Mac ‘N’ Cheeseballs

Bite into a crispy, golden exterior that leads to a molten, creamy center of mac n' cheese perfection. Enjoy them as a snack or to impress your dinner guests!. These mac n' cheeseballs are the ultimate crowd-pleaser.

Tasty Team
86% would make again
Mac ‘N’ Cheeseballs


for 18 balls

  • 12 oz cheese puff (340 g)
  • ¼ cup butter (60 g)
  • ½ cup milk (120 mL)
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese (200 g)
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese (200 g)
  • 8 oz cream cheese (225 g), 1 block
  • 1 lb elbow macaroni (455 g), cooked
  • 1 ½ cups flour (190 g)
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • oil, for frying
  • salt, to taste

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 423
  • Fat 24g
  • Carbs 37g
  • Fiber 1g
  • Sugar 2g
  • Protein 14g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. Crush cheese puffs into a fine powder and set aside.
  2. In a saucepan over medium heat, add the butter. Once the butter is melted, add milk, cheddar, mozzarella, and cream cheese. Whisk until all the cheese has melted and sauce is smooth.
  3. Pour cheese sauce over cooked pasta, stirring to ensure thorough coverage of the noodles.
  4. Cover and refrigerate the cheese-coated pasta for at least 2 hours, allowing for it to cool completely and for the cheese sauce to bind the pasta together. This recipe also works well with leftover mac ‘n’ cheese.
  5. Using your hands, take the chilled mac ‘n’ cheese and form it into 1-inch (2 ½ cm) balls.
  6. Dredge the balls in flour, followed by egg before finally coating them in the powdered cheese puffs.
  7. Heat the oil to 350˚F (180˚C) and fry the mac ‘n’ cheese balls until the outside is crispy, about 2 minutes. Once done frying, transfer to a wire rack to drain. Lightly sprinkle with salt before serving.
  8. Enjoy!
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Mac ‘N’ Cheeseballs