Air Fryer Mac and Cheese Balls

Air Fryer Mac and Cheese Balls

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These Air Fryer Mac and Cheese Balls are classic comfort food at its finest. You will love the crispy outside and creamy cheese center. Mac and Cheese at its finest.
Air Fryer Mac and Cheese Balls

Have you had the fun of cooking with an Air Fryer yet? An Air Fryer is nice because it helps you to be able to cook all of your favorite foods like Mac and Cheese Balls with less fat and calories.  What?!?! I would say that is pretty awesome! If you don’t have one yet– hurry– head over to Amazon and get one now.  You’ll thank me later!

Mac and Cheese Balls

Air Fryer Mac and Cheese Balls

If you are looking for some recipes for the Big Game this weekend– Mac and Cheese balls should be on the top of your list.  Crunchy out side– Cheese goodness on the inside. Sounds like the perfect recipe to me.  If you love cheese, you’ll probably also love our Queso dip.   I won’t make you wait any longer, though… is here the most delicious Air Fryer Mac and Cheese Balls recipe.  You are welcome.

Mac and Cheese Balls in an Air Fryer

Mac and Cheese Balls INGREDIENTS

1 lb Macaroni( cooked as directed on the box )
2 (8 oz) Packages of Colby Jack cheese 
4 jalapenos diced
1 1/4 cup Whole Milk
1/2 cup Flour
1/4 cup Butter
2 Eggs
3 cup Panko
Salt & Pepper to taste

Tools you will need:

Air Fryer
Large Sauce Pan
Parchment Paper
Mixing Bowl

Mac and Cheese Balls in an Air Fryer DIRECTIONS

  1. Boil macaroni until tender, drain and set aside.
  2. Shred your Colby and Jack cheese cheese and set aside.
  3. Dice your Jalapeno and set to the side.
  4. Grab a large pan and make the roux.  Over medium heat melt your butter. Add flour and mix until combined and its a light brown color.  Add 1 cup of whole milk and whisk until thick. Add your cheese one cup at a time. Mix until cheese is all melted and smooth. Repeat with remaining cheese.
  5. Add the macaroni and jalapenos and mix until well coated.
  6. Add salt and pepper.
  7. Set to the side.
  8. Now place your macaroni and cheese in a container and put it in your refrigerator. Refrigerator for 1 hour.
  9. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  10. Form your macaroni and cheese into 1″ balls and place on your pan.
  11. Place in freezer for 1 hour.
  12. In a medium sized bowl beat the eggs and add 1/4 cup milk in a bowl.
  13. Dip balls into egg wash then roll in the panko.
  14. Make sure to coat completely.
  15. Heat your Air Fryer to 380′ and cook for 12 minutes.

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Air Fryer Mac and Cheese Balls

These Air Fryer Mac and Cheese Balls are a classic comfort food at its finest.  You will love the crispy outside and creamy cheese center.  Mac and Cheese at its finest.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Author Melissa Au

Ingredients

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 lb Macaroni cooked as directed on the box
  • 2 8 oz Packages of Colby Jack cheese
  • 4 jalapenos diced
  • 1 1/4 cup Whole Milk
  • 1/2 cup Flour
  • 1/4 cup Butter
  • 2 Eggs
  • 3 cup Panko
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Instructions

DIRECTIONS for Air Fryer Mac and Cheese Balls

  1. Boil macaroni until tender, drain and set aside.
  2. Shred your Colby and Jack cheese cheese and set aside.
  3. Dice your jalapeños and set to the side

  4. Make a roux
  5. In a large pan, over medium heat melt your butter
  6. Add flour and mix until combined and its a light brown color.
  7. Add 1 cup of whole milk and whisk until thick.
  8. Add your cheese one cup at a time.
  9. Mix until cheese is all melted and smooth.
  10. Repeat with remaining cheese.
  11. Add the macaroni and jalapenos and mix until well coated.
  12. Add salt and pepper.
  13. Set to the side.
  14. Now place your macaroni and cheese in a container and put it in your refrigerator.
  15. Refrigerator for 1 hour.
  16. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  17. Form your macaroni and cheese into 1″ balls and place on your pan.
  18. Place in freezer for 1 hour.
  19. In a medium sized bowl beat the eggs and add 1/4 cup milk in a bowl.
  20. Dip balls into egg wash then roll in the panko.
  21. Make sure to coat completely.
  22. Heat your Air Fryer to 380' and cook for 12 minutes.