Bacon Fried Mac and Cheese Bites Recipe from Divine Lifestyle

Bacon Fried Mac and Cheese Bites Recipe

Bacon fried mac and cheese bites are not only the best appetizer ever. They are also incredibly easy to make and are freezer friendly. We hope that you love our Bacon Fried Mac and Cheese Bites Recipe.

Ok. So bacon + fried + mac and cheese….do I need to say more? I mean I'm pretty sure those are the three most perfect things in the world. That and the fact that they are bite-sized (and therefore oh so cute!). These things are a win in my book every single day.

Bacon fried mac and cheese bites close up.

Bacon Fried Mac and Cheese Bites are Delicious

If you've been a reader around here for a while then your probably already know that I love to entertain. So needless to say, I'm always on the lookout for delicious and easy appetizer recipes that are a total crowd favorite. It seems like I am constantly testing new recipes and ideas.

Fried mac and cheese with bacon in the center

Mac and cheese fried up crispy with bacon

It was during a trip to the grocery store that the idea of bacon fried mac and cheese hit me. So I came home running and tested it… and then tested it again… then shared it with family…then did a quick taste test again. The result of all those tests and tries is this recipe; and oh my gosh it's so good I can barely contain myself!

I just want to throw a party to have an excuse to serve them.

Bacon fried mac and cheese cups.

These bacon fried mac and cheese bites (or as I like to call them, flavor bombs) are freezer friendly, which means you can make them ahead of time and when party time comes you just need to deep fry them (or bake them if you prefer to go that route).

Mac and cheese topped with bacon and fried.

Bacon Fried Mac and Cheese Bites


  • 3 Cups macaroni
  • 1 Cup cheddar cheese
  • 6 Tbsps butter
  • 6 Bacon strips
  • 5 Eggs
  • ½ Cup bread crumbs
  • 2 Tbsps paprika
  • 2 Tbsps chopped chive
  • 1 Cup vegetable oil
  • Salt to taste


  1. In a frying pan over medium-high heat, fry the bacon until crispy, and chop.
  2. In a pot incorporate the water, and pasta, cook according to package instructions.
  3. When the macaroni floats or until al dente, remove the pot from the heat, drain the water, and beat in the cheddar cheese, some of the bacon, and the butter. Keep stirring until melted, if needed place in the microwave for no longer than 30 seconds.
  4. Use the hands to make bite sizes balls.
  5. In a bowl beat in the eggs and in another place the breadcrumbs.
  6. Coat in the balls first in the bowl of the eggs and then in the breadcrumbs.
  7. Heat the vegetable oil in a frying pan; place the crumb balls, fry until golden, and transfer to a paper towel. Repeat this process until done.
  8. Top with the remaining bacon and chives.
  9. Serve and enjoy.

Are these bacon fried mac and cheese bites making you hungry yet?

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  1. These sounds amazing! Would be such a hit at our next football party.

  2. Shut up! These are two of my favorite things to eat, all rolled into one! I cannot wait to make these. The kids will go nuts!

  3. Brianne

    You had me at bacon! These bites look so yummy and perfect for football sundays! 

  4. Pam

    Um, yes please?! I love fried mac and cheese and adding bacon puts this over the top.

  5. This sounds so good! Bacon and macaroni is always a knock out.

  6. There would be no way I could have just a few of these and be happy. 2 of my favorite foods even though my insides would not be happy with me.

  7. This looks so yummy! I love bacon and everything with bacon makes me happy! This is definitely a must make!

  8. Jeanine

    These look AMAZING! What a different way to eat the delicious mac and cheese. My kids would love it just because of the bacon! Such a great idea.

  9. This recipe sounds like one that my whole family would love. How can you not want to chow down on mac and cheese and bacon all wrapped into one fantastic dish?

  10. You are kidding me?! Seriously, such a stinking delicious looking appetizer!

  11. My kids would go nuts over these. The bacon just made it that much more amazing.

  12. Ann Bacciaglia

    These look so delicious and easy to make. I will have to get the ingredients I need to make these on the weekend. I am sure they will be a big hit.

  13. This is one of the recipes that will win me major awards with the family. How could mac & cheese get any better? With bacon!

  14. Bacon Fried Mac and Cheese Bites? Um YES PLEASE!!!! These look so good right now!

  15. Now, this is the kind of recipe that my sons will praise me for! It’s really appetizing and it’s perfect for game day and movie nights as well. Thanks for the lovely recipe! It’s a keeper!

  16. I need these! I’m adding this to my Sunday football menu- perfect! Thank you

  17. Christina Aliperti

    I want these right now! OMG I think I just drooled on my computer, they look so good!

  18. Well thats a new way to eat Mac and Cheese. Looks good I would have to opt out the bacon but I would try this.

  19. So delicious!!! This is great idea for this weekend – I’ll make them for my girl!! Thanks for sharing!!

  20. Rosie

    This does look so good, and the ingredients are all familiar and loved you know the kids will rave about it, too.

  21. Lynne B

    Love the addition of bacon!!! I think my daughter would eat it all by herself and wouldn’t share.

  22. My problem with bites is that I just can’t get enough of them! And it seems I’ll have the same problem with these ones. They look so delicious!!

  23. Yum! This is such a delightful meal idea, Stacie. Loved the combination of ingredients and I am definitely preparing it as soon as possible!

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