Easy Fried Mac N Cheese Bites


These Easy Fried Mac N Cheese Bites are a one-bowl, quick and easy appetizer! You got the creamy cheesy goodness on the inside, and crunchy breadcrumb exterior for a Super Bowl win.

How to make Fried Mac N Cheese Balls?

  1. Let the prepared macaroni and cheese cool. Mix in any additions, like Bubbies' Naturally Fermented Sauerkraut.
  2. Using clean hands, roll into small bite-sized balls.
  3. Freeze for 30 minutes.
  4. Batter with the flour, eggs, and panic breadcrumbs.
  5. Fry in hot oil. Transfer to a paper bowl to drain excess oils.
  6. Enjoy warm!

What does sauerkraut taste like?

Sauerkraut tastes similar to kimchi, except without the fiery spices. It's slightly salty and adds the perfect little crunch to complement the stuffed quinoa portobello mushrooms! However, we are finely chopping the sauerkraut in this recipe to simply add moisture and not texture.

What is different about Bubbies' Sauerkraut?

Bubbies’ Naturally-Fermented Sauerkraut is made with NO preservatives, NO added sugars, and NO Vinegar. Therefore, you aren’t going to have that sour, tangy taste in the soup like normal sauerkraut. Instead, theirs rides the fine line of subtle peppery notes with a salty aftertaste.

Why are naturally fermented foods healthy for your body?

From kefir to yogurt to sauerkraut, naturally fermented foods help feed the “good” bacteria in your stomach, which may help improve your digestion and boost your immune system.

In fact, naturally-fermented sauerkraut is rich in fiber, minerals, and vitamins. The fermentation process creates these ultra-nutritious probiotics that may help your body absorb other nutrients more easily. For example, the sauerkraut in this soup may help your body more fully absorb the nutrients in carrots (like potassium, beta carotene, and fiber) and wild rice (like vitamin A, vitamin K, and vitamin C).

Where can I find Bubbies’ Naturally-Fermented Sauerkraut?

The beautiful thing is that Bubbies' relishes, pickles, and sauerkraut can be found in most grocery stores across America! I usually buy mine at Whole Foods, but you can also find them at Publix, Harris Teeter, Fresh Market, and more. Find a location near you by clicking here.

Can Fried Mac N Cheese Bites be made in advance? Can they be frozen?

Yes! You can made the recipe in its entirety (frying and all). Then, let the fried Mac n cheese bites cool complete before storing in prepoerly containers. You can freeze up to 3 weeks or store in the fridge up to 4 days.

To reheat, let the frozen bites thaw in the fridge overnight , or 3-4 hours. Reheat at 400F (preferably on a wire rack baking sheet) for 10-15 minutes, or until golden and crispy again! 

What sauces to serve with the Fried Mac N Cheese Bites?

  • Ranch dressing
  • Spicy Ranch dressing
  • Buffalo Sauce
  • Hot Sauce / Wing Sauce
  • Cilantro Aioli

Now, it’s time to grab our aprons and begin baking deliciousness! ’till next time! xxL

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Easy Fried Mac N Cheese Bites

You got the creamy cheesy goodness on the inside, and crunchy breadcrumb exterior for a Super Bowl win. It's a one-bowl, quick and easy appetizer!



Servings: 16

  • 2 cups Vegetable Oil, for frying
  • 3 cups Mac N Cheese, homemade or store-bought
  • 1/2 cup Bubbies Naturally Fermented Sauerkraut, chopped
  • 1 1/2 Panko Breadcrumbs, regular or Italian style
  • 1 cup Flour
  • 2 large Eggs, whisked
  • Fresh Chives or Parsley, chopped, for serving
  • Parmesan, grated, for serving


  1. In a large bowl, stir together the prepared macaroni and cheese and chopped sauerkraut. Freeze for 5-10 minutes, or until firm enough to form balls.
  2. Using a cookie scoop, roll the macaroni and cheese mixture into 1 - 1.5" balls. Makes about 12-14. Place on a baking pan lined with parchment paper. Freeze 20-25 minutes.
  3. Heat the oil in a large dutch oven over medium high heat.
  4. Place the panko breadcrumbs in a medium sized bowl, the flour in a separate bowl, and then finally the whisked eggs in another.
  5. Working one at a time, dip the balls into the flour, then the eggs, and dredge in Panko breadcrumbs to evenly coat.
  6. Fry the bites in small batches until evenly golden brown and crispy, turning them over halfway through if needed, about 3-4 minutes.
  7. Transfer them to a wire rack lined with paper towels to drain any excess oil.
  8. Garnish with fresh chives and grated parmesan, then serve warm. Enjoy!

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