Air Fryer Mac & Cheese Bites

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5 from 6 votes
There are not enough adjectives to describe Air Fryer Mac & Cheese Bites. They are crispy, cheesy, pasta goodness that will become your families new addiction.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 8 minutes
Total: 13 minutes
Air Fryer Mac & Cheese Bites on a white plate

There are not enough adjectives to describe Air Fryer Mac & Cheese Bites. They are crispy, cheesy, pasta goodness that will become your families new addiction.

Air Fryer Mac & Cheese Bites on a white plate

This Air Fryer Mac & Cheese Bites are the perfect treat for your family. They are so quick and easy, require very few ingredients and are so amazing. It is the perfect way to use leftovers and have a great snack or party appetizer.

Why Air Fryer Mac & Cheese Bites Work

If you need a treat for your next football party, holiday party or just a plain old Friday night at home, these mac and cheese bites are a winner. Truly, all the taste buds will be happy with this tasty bite.

Ever wonder how the air fryer works? Of Course, I did. So here is a little more information. It does, in fact, use hot air like a table top convection oven.

How to Make Mac and Cheese Bites Recipe – Step by Step 

  • Make Marinade: First, take a small scoop of your mac & cheese. Use a cookie scoop, alternatively, you can use a measuring spoon or a regular spoon. Next, roll the mac & cheese into a ball using the palms of your hand (Photo 1 below)
  • Bread: Then dip your mac & cheese balls into the egg mixture, followed by coating it in the breadcrumbs (Photo 2 below)
  • Place in Fryer: Last, place your mac & cheese balls into your air fryer.  (Photo 3 below)
  • Cook: Finally, set your air fryer to 380°, and cook for eight minutes, or until they are slightly browned  (Photo 4 below)
Ingredients and steps to make air fryer mac and cheese

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Recommendations for Making Mac and Cheese Balls

Beyond the ease of making these mac and cheese balls. You can use a box mix to make them really easy. There are a variety of them to try and enjoy or alternatively, you can use your favorite homemade macaroni and cheese leftovers for this recipe.

This is my favorite recipe for this creamy and delicious pasta. It uses the Instant Pot. I love it because it is also a quick but nevertheless amazing recipe for these busy times.

A plate of Air Fryer Mac & Cheese Bites with 1 cut open on top

Recommendations for Making Fried Mac and Cheese Bites

Now that you have the perfect fried mac and cheese bites, we have to worry about what we are going to serve them with. Indeed the perfect dipper is almost as important. here are a few suggestions:

  • Marinara Sauce
  • Ranch Dressing
  • Hot Sauce
  • Alfredo Sauce
  • Honey Mustard
  • Boom Boom Sauce

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Top view of Mac and cheese bites with black and white table cloth

Expert Tips for Making the Best Mac and Cheese Bites Recipe

  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: This is a great recipe for a crowd.  Simply increase the ingredients proportionately.
  • BACON: Add Bacon Bits to your Mac and Cheese Bites.
  • Spice: make with your favorite pepper to spice it up!

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Air Fryer Mac & Cheese Bites on a white plate

Air Fryer Mac & Cheese Bites

5 from 6 votes
There are not enough adjectives to describe Air Fryer Mac & Cheese Bites. They are crispy, cheesy, pasta goodness that will become your families new addiction.
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Servings: 10 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of cold mac & cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup seasoned breadcrumbs

Instructions

  • Take a small scoop of your mac & cheese. Use a cookie scoop or you can use a measuring spoon or a regular spoon. Roll the mac & cheese into a ball using the palms of your hands.
  • Dip your mac & cheese balls into the egg mixture, followed by coating it in the breadcrumbs.
  • Place your mac & cheese balls into your air fryer.
  • Set your air fryer to 380°, and cook for eight minutes, or until they are slightly browned
  • Enjoy with your favorite dipping sauce.

Expert Tips

 
  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: This is a great recipe for a crowd.  Simply increase the ingredients proportionately.
  • BACON: Add Bacon Bits to your Mac and Cheese Bites.
  • Spice: make with your favorite pepper to spice it up!

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 210kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 529mg | Potassium: 127mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 47IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 93mg | Iron: 2mg

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4 thoughts on “Air Fryer Mac & Cheese Bites”

  1. 5 stars
    Thanks a bunch for this mac cheese bites recipe! Fam really loves it and it’s super easy to make! Will surely have this again, well done!

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