Mac 'n' Cheese Balls

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Isabelle Dunn

The Story

British/ French Fusion

My husband is British, while I am French originally. We are both foodies and like entertaining. We have found ourselves jazzing-up some of our comfort foods in new and exciting ways. These Mac 'n' Cheese Bites are a mix between the classic French Cheese Croquettes and the British Mac 'n' Cheese. Another example would be our 'Sunday Roast Canapes' - all the classic trimmings served bite-size in a Yorkshire pudding which was first created for a 'Christmas in July' themed dinner party! ;-)

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Mac 'n' Cheese Balls

Mac and Cheese Balls are the perfect finger food that are 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!
Servings 4
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 20 mins


  • 2 cup Macaroni pasta
  • 2 tbs Butter
  • 2 tsp Flour
  • 1.5 cup Milk
  • 2 cup Grated cheese
  • 1 pinch Salt & pepper, to taste
  • 2 medium Eggs, for egg wash
  • 2 cup Breadcrumbs


  • 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. Fry in a hot pan of oil until golden brown on both sides. Enjoy!
Course: Snack
Cuisine: British

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