Deep Fried Macaroni and Cheese Bites

by doughmesstic on January 31, 2012

in Appetizers, cheese, football, Giveaways, pasta, Snacks, tailgating

Tired of seeing Superbowl recipes on all the blogs these days?

Look away now, then.  Except, wait.  If you do that, you’ll miss something pretty darned incredible.

Deep Fried Macaroni and Cheese Bites.

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Crazy, I know.  But think about it.  Macaroni and Cheese is SO good.  And fried food?  Also good.  Combined?  Well, awesomeness.  In bite sized form.  Heck, dip it in ranch dressing if you want, I won’t judge.

These mac & cheese bites are perfect for gameday, as they are put together pretty quickly since you can make half of it in advance.  Plus, your guests will find you genius.

Score.

I used your basic Kraft Mac & Cheese Blue Box.  It had the perfect sized noodle, it’s easy, it’s good, and it worked perfectly in this recipe.  If you want to use something else, I recommend using a similar style noodle, and a similar consistency.  Too runny, it’ll never set up.  Too sticky?  Well, that’s okay.  No runny mac & cheese!

I also used Wasa Sourdough Flatbreads to make my breading for these cheesy bites.  It’s a great product on it’s own – topped with cream cheese and fruit, made into cracker style pizzas – but it’s also amazing when pulverized and used as a breading.  I didn’t need to add flour, and despite my concerns that it looked a little thin as it coated the unfried macaroni, as you can see, it worked perfectly and browned up just as I hoped.

Give it a shot!

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Deep Fried Macaroni and Cheese Bites

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Yield: 25-30 Bites

Deep Fried Macaroni and Cheese Bites

Ingredients

  • 1 package Kraft Macaroni & Cheese, prepared
  • 1 package Wasa Sourdough Flatbread, pulverized
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup milk
  • Oil for deep drying

Instructions

  1. Prepare macaroni and cheese as directed. Line an 8x8 baking pan with parchment paper, and pour macaroni into it, pressing down evenly. COver and place in freezer for 2 hours or more, until needed.
  2. Combine egg and milk in shallow dipping bowl. In a separate plate or large shallow bowl, combine flatbread crumbs, salt, and garlic.
  3. Bring oil to 350-375.
  4. Remove frozen macaroni from parchment and cut into small squares or triangles. Dip each into egg wash, then coat with crumbs. Fry 5-6 in hot oil until both sides are golden brown. Remove from oil onto paper towels. Repeat until all macaroni has been used. Serve and enjoy!
http://doughmesstic.com/2012/01/31/deep-fried-macaroni-and-cheese-bites/

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Let’s do a GIVEAWAY!image

Would you like to win a Sampler Pack of Wasa Flatbreads and Crackers?  Of course you would! 

Prize Pack Features:

  • Cooking with Crispbread cookbook
  • A sample of Wasa Products
  • Wasa pen and booklet
  • Wasa drawstring bag

All you need to do is leave a comment below letting me know you’d like to win.  No pressure!

However, if you’d like additional chances to win, here you go!  Just be sure to return here and leave a SEPARATE comment for EACH of the bonus entries you complete.

  1. Pin a picture from this post on Pinterest.  Gracious, I LOVE Pinterest, don’t you?!
  2. Become a fan of Wasa on Facebook…they’re fun!
  3. Follow Wasa on Twitter. Tweet them? Use #WasAmazing to grab their attention!
  4. Lastly, Stumble this post or share it with your friends on Facebook. Either or both…up to you!

Now, be sure to leave those comments – they all count as bonus entries.  Contest is courtesy of and shipped by Wasa.  Contest closes on February 7th, 2012 at 11:59pm EST, and is open to US Addresses only.  Good luck!


Now, I mentioned a couple of other Wasa ideas above, but if you’d like more, look no farther!  I put together a group of my blogging friends to entertain you with more Superbowl worthy creations using Wasa, so stay tuned for those recipes!  You’ll be able to find them on these blogs starting tomorrow and continuing through the end of the week.  Check them out!  They’ll all be giving away a Wasa Prize Pack as well, so, lots of chances to win!

 

Disclaimer: I am a fan of Wasa, and was supplied product to use for this post.  All thoughts are 100% my own.

{ 41 comments… read them below or add one }

Athena R January 31, 2012 at 11:09 am

That fried mac & cheese looks too good! Yes, I’d love to win some WASA crackers..thanks!

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Athena R January 31, 2012 at 11:11 am

Pinned a photo!

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Jen January 31, 2012 at 11:14 am

Looks yummy! I’d love to win!

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Athena R January 31, 2012 at 11:20 am

Following WASA on Twitter.

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Athena R January 31, 2012 at 11:26 am

I like WASA on FB.

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Maria January 31, 2012 at 11:33 am

I live in a Mac N Cheese how with 5boys and a fiance who can’t get enough of it. You recipe loooks soooo good. I’ll be trying it very soon if not today.

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Catherine Dominguez January 31, 2012 at 11:42 am

I would be thrilled to win the Wasa Flatbreads and Crackers. I have three daughters that LOVE macaroni and cheese and I would love to try your recipe, it looks easy and delicious!

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BethieofVA January 31, 2012 at 11:45 am

I pinned it and would love to eat it!!

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fontaina powell January 31, 2012 at 11:49 am

I can’t wait to try this mouth watering dish!

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Erin January 31, 2012 at 11:50 am

I love recipes that turn leftovers into something new. And I of course would totally love to win a sampler of wasa.

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Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar January 31, 2012 at 12:48 pm

Whoa. This is heaven right here.

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Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar January 31, 2012 at 12:49 pm

I follow was on twitter.

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Becca from It's Yummilicious January 31, 2012 at 1:58 pm

What’s not to love about bite sized mac & cheese all bundled up in fried love? I’m in!

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Becca from It's Yummilicious January 31, 2012 at 2:00 pm
Debbie January 31, 2012 at 2:16 pm

Heck yeah, I would love to try a sample pack! And the mac and cheese looks great!

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Debbie January 31, 2012 at 2:18 pm

I pinned a pic. And I do love Pinterest.

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Debbie January 31, 2012 at 2:18 pm

Following Wasa on Facebook.

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Debbie January 31, 2012 at 2:19 pm

Following Wasa on Twitter also.

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Debbie January 31, 2012 at 2:20 pm

I shared this on Facebook.

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Living The Sweet Life January 31, 2012 at 2:33 pm

YUUUUUMMMMM … I want these mac bites right now :( they look so creamy and delicious. Wasa flat bread crumbs make an excellent coating – - I use it occasionally when making chicken nuggets… yummy; is all I have to say.

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Linda Ingo January 31, 2012 at 3:00 pm

Liked WASA on fb

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Monique January 31, 2012 at 3:28 pm

I would love to try the sampler pack!

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Wanda Dickey January 31, 2012 at 4:03 pm

These look yummy! I’m making them for
my gang this weekend. Would love to win some
of the Wasa bread!

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stacia January 31, 2012 at 7:30 pm

Who doesn’t like crackers? I’m in! :)

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Katie January 31, 2012 at 8:28 pm

I would like to win to try these crackers

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Chris January 31, 2012 at 11:05 pm

Oh, for the love of cheese! Seriously? Just when I was trying to get back to my healthy eating regimen. Oh well! Fried Cheese it is. :)

I post Thursday!

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Natalie J Vandenberghe January 31, 2012 at 11:56 pm

of course I’d love to win a Sampler Pack of Wasa Flatbreads and Crackers! Thanks for the giveaway.

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Natalie J Vandenberghe February 1, 2012 at 12:12 am

I like Wasa North America on Facebook

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leslie February 1, 2012 at 3:32 pm

NOT ENTERING
Ohhhh ahhhhhh. fried fried fried!

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Carrie February 2, 2012 at 12:39 am

I’d like to win!

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Kevin (Closet Cooking) February 2, 2012 at 6:29 am

These sound so decadent but so good!

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Becky Knows It All February 2, 2012 at 10:21 am

Yum! Looks like a great recipe.

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Becky Knows It All February 2, 2012 at 10:22 am

I pinned a pic on pinterest

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Kevin February 3, 2012 at 8:45 pm

Tried your recipe and it turned out great! Everyone loved these. Oh, and I’d love to win some WASA swag :)

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Kevin February 3, 2012 at 8:47 pm

Oh, and just shared the post on Facebook!

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Kevin February 3, 2012 at 9:59 pm

And liked the Wasa page!

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Kevin February 3, 2012 at 10:00 pm

And liked the Facebook page!

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The Lone Moon March 19, 2012 at 11:24 pm

What the heck!? This looks SUPER delicious!!!! O.O *jaw drops*

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JR June 23, 2012 at 12:57 pm

Sounds like a good recipe, if not for the blatant product endorsement of Wasa.

Sorry, but I have much more respect for a chef/cook who chooses to use and/or present to others in a recipe an ingredient that does NOT involve a product endorsement.

I will not be using this recipe nor will I relay this website to other friends that are also cooking enthusiasts.

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doughmesstic June 25, 2012 at 11:53 am

Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. I for one love Wasa, I use it constantly, and the last time I looked, it was my name on this blog. But thanks for taking time out of your very busy day to let me know how much you dislike me.
Much appreciated.

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mimi September 20, 2012 at 8:35 pm

Would LOVE to enter your contest. This recipe looks just like the mac and cheese bites i ate like 46 seconds ago. Yum!

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