Easy Meatball Mac Cheese Recipes

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The only thing better than mac and cheese is mac and cheese with meatballs. This recipe is an all-around family favorite.

Provided by My Food and Family

Categories     Home

Time 15m

Yield 4

Number Of Ingredients 5

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  • Prepare KRAFT Macaroni & Cheese Dinner using water (to boil the macaroni), margarine, and milk as directed on the box.
  • While macaroni & cheese is cooking follow the directions on the frozen meatballs to heat them in the microwave.
  • When the macaroni & cheese and meatballs are done, dish one cup of mac & cheese into a bowl and top with 3 meatballs, continue until everyone is served.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 0 g, Fat 0 g, SaturatedFat 0 g, TransFat 0 g, Cholesterol 0 g, Sodium 0 g, Carbohydrate 0 g, Fiber 0 g, Sugar 0 g, Protein 0 g

1 pkg. (7-1/4 oz.) KRAFT Macaroni & Cheese Dinner
12 frozen fully cooked meatballs
6 cups of water (to boil macaroni)
4 Tbsp. margarine
1/4 cup 2% milk


White sauce mix is the base for homemade macaroni made even heartier with cooked meatballs.

Provided by By Betty Crocker Kitchens

Categories     Lunch

Time 55m

Yield 4

Number Of Ingredients 9

Macaroni and Cheese Casserole with Meatballs image


  • Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 8-inch square (2-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. Cut any large meatballs in half. Cook and drain pasta as directed on package.
  • Meanwhile, in 2-quart saucepan, mix milk and sauce mix with wire whisk. Heat to boiling over medium heat, stirring constantly. Boil 1 minute, stirring constantly. Stir in cheeses until melted. Stir in pasta and meatballs. Spoon into baking dish. In small bowl, mix butter, bread crumbs and onions; sprinkle over top.
  • Bake uncovered 30 to 35 minutes or until bubbly and top is golden brown.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 710, Carbohydrate 70 g, Cholesterol 125 mg, Fat 2, Fiber 4 g, Protein 40 g, SaturatedFat 16 g, ServingSize 1 Serving, Sodium 1690 mg, Sugar 10 g, TransFat 1 g

8 oz frozen cooked Italian-style meatballs (from 16-oz bag), thawed
3 cups uncooked rotini pasta (8 oz)
2 1/4 cups milk
1 package (1.8 oz) white sauce mix
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese (4 oz)
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (4 oz)
1 tablespoon butter or margarine, melted
3 tablespoons Progresso™ Italian-style dry bread crumbs
2 medium green onions, chopped (2 tablespoons)


Provided by Food Network Kitchen

Categories     main-dish

Time 35m

Yield 4 servings

Number Of Ingredients 10

Mac & Cheese with Sausage Meatballs image


  • Preheat the oven to 425˚ F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook as the label directs for al dente. Reserve 1/2 cup cooking water, then drain. Reserve the pot.
  • Meanwhile, combine 1/2 cup crushed cheese crackers and 1/4 cup milk in a medium bowl; let sit until slightly softened, about 10 minutes. Add the sausage and 2 tablespoons Parmesan and mix well to combine. Form the sausage mixture into 1-inch meatballs (about 28); arrange on the prepared pan. Bake until golden and cooked through, 6 to 8 minutes.
  • Add the flour and the remaining 2 cups milk to the reserved pot and whisk until smooth. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat and cook, whisking, until slightly thickened, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from the heat, add the cheddar and processed cheese and stir until smooth. Stir in 3/4 teaspoon salt and the mustard.
  • Add the pasta and 1/4 cup of the reserved cooking water to the cheese sauce and stir to coat. Add the meatballs and stir to coat; thin with the remaining 1/4 cup cooking water, 1 tablespoon at a time, if needed.
  • Combine the remaining 1/2 cup crushed cheese crackers and 1 tablespoon Parmesan in a small bowl. Divide the mac and cheese among bowls and sprinkle with the cracker mixture.

Kosher salt
12 ounces cavatappi or other corkscrew pasta
1 cup crushed cheese crackers
2 1/4 cups whole milk
10 ounces bulk sweet Italian sausage
3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
8 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
2 ounces processed cheese (such as Velveeta), cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard


Can meatballs be lucky? My guys think so, and they want them for game time. My beef, sausage and cheese recipe has a big fan following. -Jill Hill, Dixon, Illinois

Provided by Taste of Home

Categories     Appetizers

Time 5h

Yield about 9 dozen.

Number Of Ingredients 13

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  • Preheat oven to 400°. In a large bowl, whisk egg, milk, minced onion, 2 tablespoons chili powder, salt and pepper; stir in crushed crackers. Add beef, sausage and cheese; mix lightly but thoroughly., Shape mixture into 1-in. balls. Place meatballs on greased racks in 15x10x1-in. baking pans. Bake until browned, 15-18 minutes., Meanwhile, in a 5- or 6-qt. slow cooker, combine soup, water, brown sugar and remaining chili powder. Gently stir in meatballs. Cook, covered, on low until meatballs are cooked through, 4-5 hours.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 51 calories, Fat 3g fat (1g saturated fat), Cholesterol 11mg cholesterol, Sodium 104mg sodium, Carbohydrate 4g carbohydrate (3g sugars, Fiber 0 fiber), Protein 2g protein.

1 large egg
1/2 cup 2% milk
2 tablespoons dried minced onion
4 tablespoons chili powder, divided
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1-1/2 cups crushed Ritz crackers (about 1 sleeve)
2 pounds ground beef
1 pound bulk pork sausage
2 cups shredded process cheese (Velveeta)
1 can (26 ounces) condensed tomato soup, undiluted
2-1/2 cups water
1 cup packed brown sugar


My husband makes these easy meatballs with simple ingredients like eggs, panko bread crumbs, garlic powder, and fresh basil, and they come out flavorful and delicious every time! Kids love them too! If desired, add the cooked meatballs to your favorite sauce until submerged (this brings out the moistness).

Provided by Love2Cook

Categories     World Cuisine Recipes     European     Italian

Time 25m

Yield 8

Number Of Ingredients 8

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  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  • Mix eggs, Italian seasoning, basil, salt, pepper, and garlic powder together in a large bowl. Add beef and panko bread crumbs and mix thoroughly.
  • Shape mixture into about forty 1 1/2-inch balls, a little smaller than golf balls, using a teaspoon. Place on ungreased, rimmed baking sheets.
  • Bake in the preheated oven until no longer pink in the centers, turning halfway through cooking time, 10 to 15 minutes total.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 245.4 calories, Carbohydrate 5.9 g, Cholesterol 117.5 mg, Fat 15.3 g, Fiber 0.6 g, Protein 21.6 g, SaturatedFat 5.9 g, Sodium 406.9 mg, Sugar 0.2 g

2 eggs
2 tablespoons Italian seasoning
2 teaspoons chopped fresh basil
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon garlic powder
2 pounds ground beef
½ cup panko bread crumbs


Make and share this Meatball Mac & Cheese recipe from Food.com.

Provided by Hannah Petertil

Categories     Macaroni And Cheese

Time 3h1m

Yield 5 serving(s)

Number Of Ingredients 10

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  • Mix all ingredients in a large bowl by hand (bare hands yield best results, but be sure to wash hands thoroughly before and after handling raw meat).
  • Roll meatballs in the size of golf balls - you can make smaller meat balls but you will need to adjust cooking time accordingly.
  • Drop raw meatballs into large pot (stock pots work well) full of sauce, it should be about one jar of your favorite sauce.
  • Simmer for 3 hours.
  • Either store, in the fridge or freezer your meat balls for later mac and cheese use. Or start cooking your box of mac and cheese in the last 20 minutes of simmering your meat balls.
  • Top your mac and cheese with as many meatballs as you want, you may have leftovers depending on how many you use.
  • Great some fresh parmesan cheese on top, if desired.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 444.2, Fat 26.2, SaturatedFat 13, Cholesterol 115.3, Sodium 1117.6, Carbohydrate 27.2, Fiber 4.5, Sugar 14.8, Protein 23.8

1/2 lb ground beef
1 egg
1/8 cup milk
1/4 cup breadcrumbs
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 tablespoon parsley, dried
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 (25 ounce) jar pasta sauce
1 (7 1/4 ounce) box mac and cheese preferably white cheddar cheese or 1 (7 1/4 ounce) box parmesan cheese, flavor


When our boys were young, a very long time ago, I would let them choose a meal whenever my husband and I were going out for dinner. Their all time favourite was Kraft mac and cheese. This is the stay at home, family supper version.

Provided by Lorac

Categories     Cheese

Time 50m

Yield 6 serving(s)

Number Of Ingredients 6

Baked Macaroni and Cheese With Meatballs image


  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Place meatballs on a foil lined baking sheet and bake 15-20 minutes or according to package directions.
  • Cook macaroni according to package directions, drain.
  • Add milk, cheese sauce packets and sour cream, stir to combine.
  • Place meatballs in the bottom of an oven proof casserole, top with macaroni, cover with tomato slices sprinkled with parmesan.
  • Bake uncovered 25-30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 392.4, Fat 13.7, SaturatedFat 8.1, Cholesterol 37.1, Sodium 628.1, Carbohydrate 52.7, Fiber 1.9, Sugar 8, Protein 15.4

1 lb frozen cooked italian meatballs
2 (7 1/4 ounce) boxes macaroni & cheese dinner mix (I use Kraft)
1 1/2-2 cups milk
8 ounces sour cream
2 medium tomatoes, thinly sliced
2 -3 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese

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Top Asked Questions

How do you cook macaroni and meatballs together?
Cook macaroni according to package directions, drain. Add milk, cheese sauce packets and sour cream, stir to combine. Place meatballs in the bottom of an oven proof casserole, top with macaroni, cover with tomato slices sprinkled with parmesan.
Can you make meatball Mac and cheese ahead of time?
Meatball mac and cheese is a wonderfully rich and comforting recipe perfect for family dinners. You can make it ahead of time, cover and chill it in the fridge. Then just add 10 to 15 minutes to the baking time and serve it when hot and bubbly.
How do you cook meatballs with alfredo sauce?
When the pasta is done, drain well and set aside. Add the Alfredo sauce and milk to the onion mixture and heat until steaming. Add the Havarti, provolone, mozzarella, and 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese to this mixture and cook over low heat until cheese melts. Stir in drained pasta and the meatballs.
How do you cook meatballs in a casserole?
Add milk, cheese sauce packets and sour cream, stir to combine. Place meatballs in the bottom of an oven proof casserole, top with macaroni, cover with tomato slices sprinkled with parmesan. Bake uncovered 25-30 minutes.

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