Bacon Mac 'N' Cheese Balls

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Bacon Mac 'N' Cheese Balls

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Recipe Data

9
Servings
10min
Prep
1hr45min
Total

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    Description

    Bacon and mac 'n' cheese—what could be better? Grab your air fryer to make these crispy cheesy bites.

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    Servings and Ingredients

    Ingredients
    Serves 9
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    1 (14-oz.) pkg. Hy-Vee Deluxe macaroni & cheese dinner
    8 slice(s) Hy-Vee singles American cheese, torn
    6 slice(s) Hy-Vee sweet-smoked bacon, crisp-cooked and crumbled
    3 Hy-Vee large eggs, beaten
    1 ¼ c. Hy-Vee plain panko bread crumbs
    3 tbsp. curly parsley, finely chopped
    Spicy ketchup, for dipping

    Things To Grab

    • Large pot
    • Baking sheet
    • Plastic wrap
    • Air fryer
    • 2 small bowls
    • Hy-Vee nonstick cooking spray

    Directions

    1. For mac 'n' cheese: Boil water in large pot. Add pasta to boiling water; stir. Boil rapidly, stirring occasionally, 10 to 12 minutes. Drain. Add the cheese sauce; mix well. Add American cheese and crumbled bacon. Cook just until cheese is melted, stirring occasionally. Cool in freeze for 10 minutes.

    2. Form mixture into 45 balls (about 1 tablespoon each) and place on baking sheets lined with plastic wrap. Freeze for 1 hour. 

    3. Preheat air fryer to 375 degrees. Place beaten eggs in a small bowl. Combine bread crumbs and curly parsley in another bowl. Dip frozen balls into eggs; coat with crumb mixture. 

    4. Spray air fryer basket with Hy-Vee nonstick spray. Place coated balls in a single layer in basket; spray with nonstick spray. Air-fry for 4 minutes. Turn over; spray with nonstick spray; ari-fry 1 to 2 minutes more until lightly brown. Serve with spicy ketchup for dipping. 

    Nutrition facts

    Servings

    250 Calories per serving
    5 balls each

    Amounts Per Serving

    • Total Fat: 12g
    • Cholesterol: 55mg
    • Sodium: 720mg
    • Total Carbohydrates: 27g
    • Protein: 11g

    Daily Values

    0%
    Iron 6%
    0%
    Calcium 20%
    0%
    Vitamin D 6%
    0%
    Potassium 2%