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Leftover Mac and Cheese Bites

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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American, Leftovers
Keyword: leftover mac and cheese bites, leftover mac and cheese bites recipe, leftover macaroni and cheese bites, mac and cheese bites using leftover mac and cheese
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes


  • 1 box mac and cheese
  • 3 cups panko bread crumbs plain or seasoned
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp dried parsley
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese optional
  • 1 tsp salt or to taste


  • Form leftover mac and cheese into bite sized balls.
  • Pour bread crumbs into a large dish or bowl then set aside.
  • Beat eggs with mustard, parsley, salt, parmesan cheese, and set aside.
  • Dip the leftover mac and cheese balls in the egg mixture, then roll around in bread crumbs.
  • Refrigerate for about half an hour so breading can set up well.
  • Fry in vegetable or canola oil at 350°F for 8 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Serve with your favorite dipping sauce.