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Some people might say Mac and Cheese doesn’t go with burgers… but we knew we had to try it. Like a cheeseburger but so much better!

And there’s no need to get buns because the mac and cheese IS the bun! It’s over-the-top good, and perfect for a game day party.

Sure there’s the Cheesecake Factory version, but it’s carb-on-carbs with mac and cheese replacing the meat instead of adding to it.

So try out this recipe and see for yourself! Watch how to make Mac and Cheese Burgers:

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Mac and Cheese Burgers (with Video)

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 483 kcal
Author TipBuzz

Ingredients

Mac and Cheese

  • 1/2 cup elbow pasta 4oz
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups bread crumbs
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 quart vegetable oil for frying

Burgers & Garnishes

  • 3 beef burgers
  • 3 slices tomato optional
  • lettuce optional
  • condiments ketchup, mustard etc.

Instructions

  1. Cook pasta according to the package. Pour in the milk and garlic powder.
  2. Stir in cheese and microwave for 30 seconds or until creamy.
  3. Spoon mac n cheese into a 4-inch ramekin or cup. Press firmly and flip over according to the video. Remove the container.
  4. Repeat for 5 more pieces. Freeze for 2 hours in the freezer.
  5. Add 2 inches of oil to a pot or deep fryer and heat to 325°F.
  6. Dredge each piece in flour, egg, and then bread crumbs. Finally dredge in egg and breadcrumbs one more time.
  7. Using tongs place mac and cheese into oil. Fry 1-2 minutes until golden brown and remove to a paper towel lined plate.
  8. Assemble the burger according to the video and add garnishes. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Tips

-You can replace the homemade mac and cheese with store bought if you're in a hurry.
Nutrition Facts
Mac and Cheese Burgers (with Video)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 483 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g 32%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 193mg 64%
Sodium 530mg 22%
Potassium 202mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 46g 15%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 6g
Protein 24g 48%
Vitamin A 7%
Vitamin C 6%
Calcium 9%
Iron 20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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