Have you ever tried Cheesecake Factory mac and cheese balls? This food is to die for! It is a huge hit and almost everyone loves it. These tasty Cheesecake Factory mac and cheese balls are crunchy on the outside and soft, cheesy on the inside. You will be willing to eat it every single day. Since the Cheesecake Factory is quite pricey to eat every day, why don’t you try to make it yourself? It takes quite a long time to make these mac and cheese balls, but trust me, every second is worth it.
I make a double coat of bread crumbs to make it even crunchier. So, are you ready? To make this copy cat of Cheesecake Factory mac and cheese balls, you will need a deep fryer, wax paper, and baking sheets.
- 1 lb of elbow macaroni.
- 1 lb of grated Cheddar cheese.
- 1 lb of grated smoked gouda.
- 2 tablespoons of all purpose flour.
- 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter.
- 2 cups of warm milk.
- 4 cups of seasoned bread crumbs.
- 3 big eggs.
- A pinch of salt and pepper to taste.
- Vegetable oil for frying.
- Alfredo sauce or marinara sauce for dipping.
How to Cook
- Cook the macaroni according to the instruction. Once it is cooked, immediately drain and rinse it with cold water. Put aside.
- Melt the unsalted butter over medium heat. Sprinkle all purpose flour and stir with a whisk for 2 minutes. Add warm milk and whisk until there are no lumps. Cook it around 2 minutes until the sauce thickens. Then, turn off the heat. Add cheeses until melted. Season it with salt and pepper. Fold in macaroni noodles and pour into a pan. Put it in the fridge for 2 hours.
- Shape the cold mac and cheese into balls. Place them in a a waxed paper-lined tray. Freeze overnight.
- Beat the eggs with 2 tablespoons of milk, pour it in a bowl. In another bowl, pour bread crumbs. Dip the frozen mac and cheese balls into the egg wash, then the bread crumbs. You can repeat it twice for incredible crunch. Put it back to the fridge until you’re ready to fry them.
- Fry it until it turns to golden brown. Serve the Cheesecake Factory mac and cheese balls with the dipping sauce.