July Recipes

Bacon Mac 'n' Cheese Balls

Bacon mac 'n' cheese balls
Hands On:
10 minutes
Total Time:
105 minutes


  • 1 (14-oz.) pkg. Hy-Vee Deluxe macaroni & cheese dinner
  • 8 slice(s) Hy-Vee singles American cheese, torn
  • 6 slice(s) Hy-Vee sweet-smoked bacon, crisp-cooked and crumbled
  • 3 Hy-Vee large eggs, beaten
  • 1 ¼ cups Hy-Vee plain panko bread crumbs
  • 3 tbsp curly parsley, finely chopped
  • Spicy ketchup, for dipping
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For mac 'n' cheese: Boil water in large pot. Add pasta to boiling water; stir. Boil rapidly, stirring occasionally, 10 to 12 minutes. Drain. Add the cheese sauce; mix well. Add American cheese and crumbled bacon. Cook just until cheese is melted, stirring occasionally. Cool in freeze for 10 minutes.
Form mixture into 45 balls (about 1 tablespoon each) and place on baking sheets lined with plastic wrap. Freeze for 1 hour.
Preheat air fryer to 375°. Place beaten eggs in a small bowl. Combine bread crumbs and curly parsley in another bowl. Dip frozen balls into eggs; coat with crumb mixture.
Spray air fryer basket with Hy-Vee nonstick spray. Place coated balls in a single layer in basket; spray with nonstick spray. Air-fry for 4 minutes. Turn over; spray with nonstick spray; air-fry 1 to 2 minutes more until lightly brown. Serve with spicy ketchup for dipping.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1
Serves: 9
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 28
% Daily Value*
Total Fat: 1g 2%
Saturated Fat: 1g
Cholesterol: 6mg 2%
Sodium: 80mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate: 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber: 0g 0%
Sugars: 0g 1%
Protein: 1g 2%

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