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Jalapeno Popper Mac & Cheese Bites

This recipe for jalapeno poppers is the spicy kick that your party needs!

Jalapeno Popper Mac  Cheese Bites
Jalapeno Popper Mac Cheese Bites
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Who doesn't love jalapeno poppers or mac and cheese? Now, what if we combined the two? Well, we did, and they're awesome. One look at these Jalapeno Popper Mac & Cheese Bites, and your mouth is sure to be watering. This easy recipe is the perfect companion for a game day party or other celebration where you set out trays of snacks and appetizers. This tray might be the first one empty, so make sure you've got other tasty treats for your party-goers to enjoy. No matter the event, these Jalapeno Popper Mac & Cheese Bites are sure to be a hit with everyone who tries one.

Cooking Time - Text2-3 minutes

Cooking MethodFrying


  • Prepared macaroni and cheese (refrigerated and kept very cold)
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and chopped
  • 1 egg
  • Splash of cream
  • 1 cup Italian bread crumbs
  • oil for frying


  1. Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan over medium-high heat.  

  2. Prepare two pie pans. One with mixed egg and cream, the other with bread crumbs.

  3. Mix jalapeño into macaroni and cheese. Form into balls. If balls will not form, try chilling mixture further.

  4. Roll each ball in egg and then breadcrumb mixtures. Repeat with all balls.

  5. Carefully lower each ball into the oil and fry for 2-3 minutes until golden brown.  Drain to paper towel, let cool, and serve.

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Can you say yummy! Now I need to dig out that new mac and cheese recipe I found and prepared. It was the bomb and it made a LOT. This is the perfect way to use some of it instead of freezing it all. I love jalapeno poppers and I cannot wait to try this. I have no need to wait for game day!

I can remember the first time I tried a Jalapeno popper and I thought my mouth would never stop burning, but it was so-o good. I have yet to try a maccheese bite but I love mac cheese so how can this recipe be nothing but great!

These look so very, very tempting. I love both mac and cheese as well as jalapeno poppers and having both in one treat is just my idea of snacking heaven. The video shows just how simple these are to make and I could easily see myself frying up a batch of them. Thanks for posting this delicious recipe! Any idea what the dipping sauce is that's shown at the end?


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