Air Fryer Macaroni & Cheese Bites

Transform your left over holiday mac and cheese into these amazing Air Fryer Mac & Cheese Bites. You can also serve them as appetizers during your holiday meal. 

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Mac & Cheese is a standard recipe that will be on a lot of holiday tables this year as it is every year. After a few days of leftovers, you may get sick of that Mac & Cheese.

Well then it’s time to transform your leftover Mac & Cheese into these amazing Air Fryer Mac & Cheese Bites. You can also serve them as appetizers during your holiday meal. 

They are so delicious when served with Marinara Sauce or if you are Caribbean, we like just about everything with hot sauce!

Yield: 18 servings

Air Fryer Macaroni & Cheese Bites

Air Fryer Macaroni & Cheese Bites

Mac & Cheese is a standard recipe that will be on a lot of holiday tables this year as it is every year. After a few days of leftovers, you may get sick of that Mac & Cheese. Well then it’s time to transform your leftover Mac & Cheese into these amazing Air Fryer Mac & Cheese Bites. You can also serve them as appetizers during your holiday meal.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 cups leftover Macaroni & Cheese
  • 2 teaspoons Creole Spice Mix
  • ½ cup all purpose flour
  • ⅔ cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cups Panko
  • 2-3 tablespoons milk, if needed

Instructions

  1. Preheat Air Fryer to 350 F.
  2. Spray Air Fryer basket with non stick spray.
  3. Take about 2 tablespoons of cold mac & cheese and roll into a ball about 2”. Add milk a little at a time, if needed for the mac and cheese to stick.  Repeat until all the macaroni and cheese has been used.
  4. In a bowl, combine flour with your favorite spice mix and mix well.
  5. In a separate bowl, beat the buttermilk and egg until well combined.
  6. In another bowl, have the Panko breadcrumbs ready.
  7. Take each ball of macaroni and cheese and first roll it well in the flour, shaking off any excess.
  8. Then dip it into the buttermilk combination, rolling it around so that it is well coated.
  9. Lastly, roll it in the Panko, shaking off any excess.
  10. Place in prepared Air Fryer Basket.
  11. Cook for 10 minutes, until golden brown.
  12. Serve with Marinara sauce.

Notes

Depending how creamy or firm your leftover Mac & Cheese is, you may need to add a few tablespoons of milk for the Mac & Cheese to stick together to form the balls.

For a cleaner breading process, use one hand when dipping in dry ingredients and your other hand for dipping in wet ingredients.

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