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Easy Cheesy Macaroni & Cheese Fried Mac n Cheese Balls with Goldfish Crackers

  • Author: Stephanie Pass
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes


A delicious mac and cheese dish.



  • 1 lb elbow macaroni, cooked and drained
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup half and half (or 1/2 cup milk, 1/2 cup cream)
  • 8 oz sharp cheddar cheese, save 1/4 cup for top
  • 8 oz monterrey jack cheese, save 1/4 cup for top
  • 1/2 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/4 cup ground Goldfish crackers.
  • Cold Mac n Cheese leftovers
  • 1 tbs oil
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup cheese
  • 1 cup crushed Goldfish crackers
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • Cooking oil for frying


  1. Preheat oven to 350 and spray 9 x 13 pan with nonstick spray.
  2. Prepare macaroni and drain.
  3. Add butter to macaroni to allow to melt and stir occasionally.
  4. When butter has melted, add cheeses, garlic salt, and half and half.
  5. Stir until melted and gooey.
  6. Transfer to the pan.
  7. Sprinkle with both cheeses and the Goldfish crackers.
  8. Bake for 20 minutes until cheese is melted.
  9. Let sit for 5-10 minutes, then serve.
  10. Combine 1 tbs oil and flour in a microwave safe bowl and heat for 30 seconds.
  11. Whisk in the milk and microwave for an additional 30 seconds.
  12. Add the cheese and microwave for an additional 30-45 seconds.
  13. Check sauce and whisk together. It should be thickened. If it’s still runny, heat an additional 30 seconds.
  14. Pour the sauce onto the cold mac n cheese and mix it together.
  15. Use a deep fryer or a heavy deep frying pan, and preheat the oil to medium high.
  16. Crush the Goldfish crackers and mix with panko bread crumbs.
  17. Use a medium ice cream scoop and scoop the macaroni into balls.
  18. Then, gently roll them in the cracker/breadcrumb mixture.
  19. Using a slotted spoon gently place in the oil for just 1-2 minutes.
  20. Remove when golden brown and place on paper towels to soak up excess oil.
  21. Serve.

  • Category: Side Dish Appetizer
  • Cuisine: American
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