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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

  • Boil macaroni until tender, drain and set aside.
  • Shred your Colby and Jack cheese cheese and set aside.
  • Dice your jalapeños and set to the side
  • Make a roux
  • In a large pan, 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.
  • Add the macaroni and jalapenos and mix until well coated.
  • Add salt and pepper.
  • Set to the side.
  • Now place your macaroni and cheese in a container and put it in your refrigerator.
  • Refrigerator for 1 hour.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Form your macaroni and cheese into 1″ balls and place on your pan.
  • Place in freezer for 1 hour.
  • In a medium sized bowl beat the eggs and add 1/4 cup milk in a bowl.
  • Dip balls into egg wash then roll in the panko.
  • Make sure to coat completely.
  • Heat your Air Fryer to 380' and cook for 12 minutes.