Some people might say Fried Mac and Cheese is excessive, but they haven’t tasted 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:

Fried Man and Cheese Burgers - so good
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Fried Mac and Cheese Burgers (with Video)

Hamburgers inside deep fried mac and cheese as buns for some serious over-the-top deliciousness.
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 2 hrs 20 mins
Servings: 6 servings


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.


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


-You can replace the homemade mac and cheese with store bought if you're in a hurry.
Nutrition Facts
Fried Mac and Cheese Burgers (with Video)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 483 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 8g40%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 193mg64%
Sodium 530mg22%
Potassium 202mg6%
Carbohydrates 46g15%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 24g48%
Vitamin A 350IU7%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 90mg9%
Iron 3.6mg20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Author: Cindy
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