Mac and Cheese Balls are the perfect finger food that is crisp on the outside and creamy on the inside. These delicious homemade balls are very easy to make with leftover pasta. You can enjoy them as a cheesy appetizer, or mix them up with other nibbles and snacks at your next dinner party!
2 cups macaroni pasta
2 tbsp butter
2 tsp flour
1.5 cups milk
2 cups grated cheese
Salt & pepper, to taste
2 eggs, for egg wash
2 cups breadcrumb
Boil water, add macaroni and cook until al dente.
In the meantime, make the béchamel sauce. Melt butter in a pan and mix 2 tsp flour into it. Add the milk gradually and stir until thick. Add cheese and cook until melted. Season with salt and pepper.
Add cooked macaroni and cover. Once fully cooled, form into balls, place on a plate and refrigerate for 2 hours or longer.
Dip the solid balls in egg wash, then breadcrumbs. Air-fry for 10 minutes, or until golden brown on both sides. Enjoy!
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Calories 154, Fat 6.4 grams, Cholesterol 33 milligrams, Sodium 173 milligrams, Carbs 16.9 grams, Protein 6.8 grams