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.
Bacon and mac 'n' cheese—what could be better? Grab your air fryer to make these crispy cheesy bites.
Servings and Ingredients
|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
Form mixture into 45 balls (about 1 tablespoon each) and place on baking sheets lined with plastic wrap. Freeze for 1 hour.
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.
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.
Amounts Per Serving
- Total Fat: 12g
- Cholesterol: 55mg
- Sodium: 720mg
- Total Carbohydrates: 27g
- Protein: 11g