Omni 18L Family – Air Fried Mac and Cheese Balls
Servings Prep Time
15-20cheese balls 8hours to set
Cook Time
15minutes
Servings Prep Time
15-20cheese balls 8hours to set
Cook Time
15minutes
Ingredients
  • 3 1/2cups macaroni
  • 1/3cup unsalted butter
  • 2tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 2cups milk
  • 1cup cream cheese
  • 1cup Cheddar cheese
  • 1/2tsp garlic powder
  • saltTo taste
  • black pepperTo taste
  • 2cups all-purpose flour
  • 2cups panko
  • 2 eggs
  • Cooking oil spray
Instructions
  1. Cook the macaroni to al dente, according to package instructions. Drain and set aside.
  2. Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Blend in the flour and cook for 1 to 2 minutes. Add the milk while whisking consistently. Once the milk is incorporated, add the cream cheese and the cheddar cheese, and stir continuously until the cheese is melted and incorporated into the sauce. Season to taste. 
  3. Allow the sauce to cool down, then mix in the macaroni. Shape into balls, do the first coating of panko. Freeze overnight. 
  4. Remove from freezer. 
  5. Set 3 medium bowls, the first one with the beaten eggs, the second one with flour season with a pinch of salt and pepper and the third one with the panko. Then dip the  Mac and Cheese balls in the flour first, then in the eggs and then roll them in the panko. Place the balls in the cooking tray and spray them with non-stick cooking spray oil.
  6. Place the tray on the  Air Fry Level. Close the Omni, select AIR FRY and set the temperature to 400°F for 15 minutes. Press START. 
  7. When the program ends, transfer the Mac and Cheese balls to a serving plate. 
  8. Serve and enjoy!