Mac & Cheeseburger Poppers

Let's whip it up

Prep time:

0 min

Total time:

0 min



Ingredient list

  • 1 pkg. (14 oz.) macaroni and cheese dinner
  • ½ lb. ground beef
  • 48 RITZ Crackers, finely crushed, divided
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 4 oz. (1/4 of 16-oz. pkg.) pasteurized cheese product loaf, cut into 32 cubes
  • oil for frying
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • ¼ cup yellow mustard

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Recipe Tips


Prepare macaroni and cheese in large saucepan as directed on package. Meanwhile, brown meat in skillet; drain.


Add meat, 1 cup cracker crumbs and egg to macaroni and cheese; mix well. Cool 20 min.


Shape macaroni mixture into 32 balls, using scant 1/4 cup macaroni mixture for each ball. Insert 1 cheese product cube into center of each ball, completely enclosing cube with macaroni mixture. Roll in remaining cracker crumbs until balls are evenly coated on all sides with crumbs.


Place in single layer on waxed paper-covered baking sheet.


Heat oil in deep fryer to 375°F. Add macaroni balls, a few at a time; cook 2 min. or until golden brown. Drain well.


Meanwhile, mix ketchup and mustard until blended.


Serve warm poppers with the ketchup mixture.