Macaroni & Cheese Croquettes on top of parchment paper in a metal, wire basket next to a round dark bowl of shredded cheese and another round bowl with cheese dip.

Macaroni & Cheese Croquettes

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Serving Time Icon 30 min + 4 hr Chill Time
Serves Number Icon Yields 26 Croquettes

Not your everyday Mac n' Cheese! These delectable Macaroni & Cheese croquettes are loaded with local Ontario cheeses and are a breeze to make (bonus: air fryer friendly too!). They have a crispy outside and a gooey centre making them the perfect appetizer for your next dinner party or brunch!

Prep 15 MIN

Cook 15 MIN

Chill 4 HR

Ingredients

Coating

Method

Step 1

In a saucepan, melt butter over medium heat and cook shallot, if using for 2 minutes or until softened. Stir in flour and cook for 1 minute. Gradually whisk in milk. Cook, whisking gently for about 3 minutes or until starting to bubble and thicken. Reduce heat to low; stir in cheddar and mozzarella cheeses, salt and pepper. Stir until cheese is melted. Remove from heat and stir in sour cream.

 

Step 2

Place macaroni into a large bowl and pour sauce over and stir to coat thoroughly. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.

 

Step 3

Place flour, eggs and breadcrumbs with salt and pepper in 3 shallow bowls.

 

Step 4

Scoop about 2 tbsp (30 mL) of the macaroni and cheese and shape into a log or oval. Repeat with remaining macaroni and cheese. Place on baking sheet. Coat each croquette in flour then roll in egg, letting excess drip off before rolling to coat in breadcrumbs; place on baking sheet.

 

Step 5

In a deep pot, heat oil to 325ºF to 350ºF(160ºC to 180ºC). Fry a few croquettes at a time, about 2 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to a paper towel or rack lined baking sheet. Repeat with remaining croquettes. Alternatively, if using an air fryer, place a few croquettes spaced out into air fryer basket and spray with cooking spray. Air fry at 400ºF (200ºC) for about 8 minutes or until golden brown. Repeat with remaining croquettes.

Tip

- Make croquettes up to 1 day ahead. Warm croquettes in a 350ºF (180ºC) oven to serve.

- You will need 1 1/4 cups (300 mL) dry macaroni pasta to boil to get about 2 cups (500 mL) of cooked macaroni pasta.

Nutritional Information (Deep Fried)

One Serving 1 croquette, deep fried

Calories 150
Protein 4 g
Carbohydrates 8 g
Fat 11 g
Saturated Fat 3 g
Trans Fat 0.2 g
Cholesterol 25 mg
Sodium 120 mg
Fibre 0 g
Sugars 1 g

Top 5 Nutrients: Selenium ≥12%DV, Vitamin B12 ≥8%DV, Vitamin E ≥8%DV, Niacin ≥8%DV, Riboflavin ≥7%DV.

Nutritional Information (Air Fried)

One Serving 1 croquette, air fried

Calories 100
Protein 4 g
Carbohydrates 8 g
Fat 5 g
Saturated Fat 2.5 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 25 mg
Sodium 120 mg
Fibre 0 g
Sugars 1 g

Top 5 Nutrients: Selenium ≥12%DV, Vitamin B12 ≥8%DV, Niacin ≥8%DV, Riboflavin ≥7%DV, Folate ≥7%DV.

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