Mac and cheese bites

How to Bake Mac N’ Cheese Bites from Leftovers

These Mac N’ Cheese Bites are so good its hard do believe they aren’t fried! Don’t throw out that last corner of Mac when you can make these for your next socially distanced gathering.

Mac and Cheese Bites

No need to wreck your brain when it comes to appetizers with these Mac N’ Cheese Bites. They have an amazing crunch on the outside and are soft and cheesy on the inside and who doesn’t love that combo?

This week has been recreate left overs week in our household and how fun it has been. I absolutely hate to waste food, especially in the given climate we are now in. Saving money and resources is priority so for our NYE in, these Mac N’ Cheese bites will be a great addition to the menu.

Baked not Fried

Yes, baked Mac N’ Cheese Bites can be just as amazing as the fried version. In fact, you will get a really good crunchy coating due to the cheeses oils seeping through to the breadcrumbs so there is no need to fry anything here.

This isn’t a healthy appetizer, however baking is way better for the waistline than adding more oil on top of whats already there.

Mac and Cheese Bites

Making Mac N’ Cheese Bites

These bites will be as good as your mac and cheese. For the cheeses I used a combo of cream cheese, Red Leicester and Mature white cheddar for a super creamy sauce. The cheesier the sauce the better it is to make the balls as cheese acts as a glue.

I personally left the extra cheesy top and balled that in with the filling which gave that extra cheesy bite. Plus, the topping is the best part right?

The balls are rolled in seasoned flour, egg mix and breadcrumbs before baked. Super easy and the results are just like the deep fried versions.

What to Pair with Mac N’ Cheese Bites

Mac N’ Cheese goes with everything! These are paired with a homemade Ranch dip however any Garlic based dip would be great with this.

Also to note, Buffalo sauce or My Red Pepper Aioli also tastes amazing with the bites which can be found here: Vegan Sweet Potato Fritters with Roasted Red Pepper Aioli.

Mac and Cheese Bites

Make Them in Advance

The Breadcrumbs help to hold their crunch so make these bites in advance and reheat them in the oven before the guests arrive.

Store them in an airtight container for best results.

Recommendations

Here are a few other appetizers worth trying:

I’d love to hear from you!

Comment below and let me know what you think! If you decide to make this dish comment below or tag me on Instagram @myeagereats or hashtag #myeagereats.

AuthorsefordCategory, DifficultyBeginner

Baked Mac N Cheese Bites are a great way to use up those left overs and serve your family something new. Super easy to make and delicious, these are paired with homemade ranch dressing!

Mac and Cheese Bites

 

Yields12 Servings
Prep Time20 minsCook Time15 minsTotal Time35 mins

 3 cups Leftover Mac N Cheese
 1 ½ cups AP Flour
 2 Eggs Beaten
 2 tbsp Evaporated Milk or Heavy Cream
 1 ½ cups Dried Breadcrumbs
 2 tsp Onion Powder
 1 tsp Garlic Powder
 2 tsp All Purpose seasoning
 1 tsp Black Pepper
 ½ tsp Cayenne pepper

1

To Start, cut your leftover mac n cheese into pieces (make sure it is cold or room temperature so the cheese is solid). Take each piece and roll into a ball.

Next, prepare 3 small to medium sized bowls.

To the first bowl, place Flour, AP Seasoning, Garlic and Onion Powders, Cayenne pepper and Black pepper and mix well.

For the second bowl, add the eggs and cream then beat together.

Finally, to the last bowl add the breadcrumbs and 1 tsp of salt.

2

One at a time roll each ball into the flour mixture, then the egg and finish with the breadcrumbs.

From here, place onto a lined baking tray and bake at 350F/140C for 15 minutes turning halfway until they are golden brown throughout.

Finish by pairing with favorite dip and veggies.

Ingredients

 3 cups Leftover Mac N Cheese
 1 ½ cups AP Flour
 2 Eggs Beaten
 2 tbsp Evaporated Milk or Heavy Cream
 1 ½ cups Dried Breadcrumbs
 2 tsp Onion Powder
 1 tsp Garlic Powder
 2 tsp All Purpose seasoning
 1 tsp Black Pepper
 ½ tsp Cayenne pepper

Directions

1

To Start, cut your leftover mac n cheese into pieces (make sure it is cold or room temperature so the cheese is solid). Take each piece and roll into a ball.

Next, prepare 3 small to medium sized bowls.

To the first bowl, place Flour, AP Seasoning, Garlic and Onion Powders, Cayenne pepper and Black pepper and mix well.

For the second bowl, add the eggs and cream then beat together.

Finally, to the last bowl add the breadcrumbs and 1 tsp of salt.

2

One at a time roll each ball into the flour mixture, then the egg and finish with the breadcrumbs.

From here, place onto a lined baking tray and bake at 350F/140C for 15 minutes turning halfway until they are golden brown throughout.

Finish by pairing with favorite dip and veggies.

Baked Mac N Cheese Bites

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