• Preparation
  • Cook Time
    10 minutes
  • Serves
  • Difficulty

Behind the Recipe

Our Hot Take On a Household Staple

You've experienced the classics like Kraft and Velveeta, but get ready for a cheesy revelation that will blow your taste buds away. Introducing Air Fried Mac and Cheese Bites—an appetizer that takes your favorite cheesy pasta dish to a whole new level.

Imagine your beloved mac and cheese transformed into irresistible, bite-sized squares of pure deliciousness. Whether you whip up a batch from scratch or use your favorite store-bought version, these little nuggets of joy are guaranteed to satisfy.

What makes them truly extraordinary is the magic that happens inside your Neevo 720's built-in air oven. As they cook, these bites achieve a perfect golden crisp on the outside, while maintaining their soft and delectable center. It's a mind-blowing contrast that will leave you craving more with every bite.

While Air Fried Mac and Cheese Bites are absolutely delightful on their own, the experience reaches new heights when you dip them in your favorite sauce. Whether it's tangy marinara, creamy ranch, or a zesty aioli, the pairing possibilities are endless.

So, don't keep your friends and family waiting any longer. Get your water boiling, fire up the grill, and get ready to create a sensational batch of Air Fried Mac and Cheese Bites. A reinvented classic that will make all your cheesy dreams come true.



  • 1 recipe of mac and cheese (homemade or store-bought)
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • ⅓ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • ½ tsp salt
  • Cooking spray


  1. Cook your macaroni according to the package instructions. 
  2. Spread the mac and cheese in a 9x9 inch baking dish and refrigerate for at least 6 hours, but preferably overnight.
  3. Once set, cut the cold mac and cheese into bite-sized squares.
  4. Dip each square into a bowl of the beaten eggs, then into another bowl containing the panko breadcrumbs, pressing the breadcrumbs onto the square to coat it generously and evenly.

Cooking Instructions

  1. 1

    Preheat your Neevo Smart Grill on its Air Fry setting to 400°F (200°C).

  2. 2

    Lightly coat a grilling or air fryer basket with cooking spray.

  3. 3

    Place the breaded mac and cheese bites in the air fryer basket, making sure they are not touching.

  4. 4

    Air fry for 8-10 minutes, or until the bites are golden brown and crispy.

  5. 5

    Serve the air-fried mac and cheese bites immediately, with your favorite dipping sauce.

Looking to grill just like the masters? Check out the Neevo 720 Plus Smart Grill with Air Fryer we used to make this recipe!

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