Air Fryer Mac and Cheese Bites are the perfect air fryer appetizer. They are easy to make and so crispy and golden delicious. You need these cheesy snacks in your life.
1 container (20 oz) refrigerated macaroni and cheese -or- 2 cups leftover macaroni and cheese
2 eggs, beaten
2 Tbsp milk
2 cups panko breadcrumbs
1 1/2 tsp salt, divided
1/2 tsp pepper
1 tsp garlic powder
If needed, season your macaroni and cheese with salt and pepper. Drop spoonfuls of seasoned macaroni and cheese onto parchment paper-lined pan. Freeze at least 1 hour, until firm.
Preheat air fryer to 360 degrees F.
In small bowl, combine beaten eggs and milk. Add 1/2 tsp salt. Whisk to combine.
In separate bowl, combine panko breadcrumbs, 1 tsp salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
Dip each frozen mac and cheese into the egg mixture then into the breadcrumbs. Place into basket of air fryer, making sure the sides do not touch.
Spray lightly with olive oil. Cook at 360 degrees F for 15 minutes, until mac and cheese bites are golden brown and crispy.