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Clinton Kelly's Mac and Cheese Bites

Macaroni and Cheese Becomes a Delicious Snack

PHOTO: Macaroni and cheese bites
Servings:Over 8
Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

Try Clinton Kelly's mac and cheese bites. They're bound to be a family favorite!


  • 1 pound macaroni
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried mustard
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoon flour
  • 2 cup milk
  • 1 pound white cheddar
  • 2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 6 eggs beaten
  • Vegetable Oil for frying
  • Cooking Directions

    Cook the macaroni according to package directions in salted water.

    In a large sauce pan, sauté the onions and garlic in the butter over medium heat until soft, about 4 minutes. Add the paprika and the mustard and season with salt and pepper. Whisk in the 2 tablespoons flour and the milk and stir until starts to thicken slightly, about 4 minutes. Fold in the cheese and add the macaroni. Place in a baking dish and into the fridge to cool and firm up.

    Place the remaining flour in a high sided dish, in another dish, add the eggs, and in a third dish place the breadcrumbs.

    Heat a pot of vegetable oil to 350 degrees.

    Scoop the cooled mac n cheese with a spoon or ice cream scoop into the flour, then egg, then breadcrumb mixture and into the oil.

    Do not crowd the pot. Cook in batches. When golden brown and warm through, remove the mac n cheese bites from the oil to a paper towel line plate. Season with additional salt and taste.

    This recipe was styled by chef Karen Pickus for Good Morning America.

    Recipe courtesy Clinton Kelly.

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: milk, white cheddar, breadcrumbs, eggs

    Course: Appetizer/Starter

    More Info: Kids Friendly

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