It’s time for another pizza ball recipe! Although Pepperoni Pizza Balls continue to be the all time favorite, I am having so much fun trying various fillings. This time I made Mac ‘n Cheese Balls and instead of using the traditional refrigerated Pillsbury biscuits like I did in the pizza rolls recipe, I used Pillsbury Grands Homestyle Original biscuits.
Have you ever tried macaroni and cheese pizza? I haven’t but a friend of mine orders it from Umbria Gourmet Pizza. From looking at the online menu, it sounds like the pizza includes Kraft Mac ‘n Cheese, creamy tomato sauce, cheddar and mozzarella cheese. I decided to leave out the creamy tomato sauce in these mac ‘n cheese balls but will definitely try making it soon!
Let me know if you’ve tried mac ‘n cheese pizza before and what you think of it! These bite sized biscuits filled with mac ‘n cheese are seasoned with bread crumbs sprinkled with pepper and topped with mozzarella cheese. Wouldn’t these be a fun appetizer to serve at a party?
Before getting started, prepare your macaroni and cheese. I used left over Kraft Mac ‘n Cheese. The last time I made it for my kids, I saved the leftover in my fridge so I could try making these. Flatten a Pillsbury Grands Homestyle Original biscuit. Top it with mozzarella cheese, prepared mac ‘n cheese, Italian seasoned bread crumbs and black pepper.
Gather the edges up to make a bundle around the mac ‘n cheese and pinch to seal. Put bundles in a greased 9×13 inch pan spaced apart, sides not touching. Brush the tops with a beaten egg white and sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese.
Bake at 350°F for about 30 minutes or until golden brown.
Zack, my old lover of macaroni and cheese, thought these were the best thing since…mac ‘n cheese! Vanessa said they were a little to0 dry, to which Zack replied, “No, they are delicious!” So, I think Vanessa would prefer them with that creamy tomato sauce or another sauce (maybe Alfredo?). I will try adding something to her’s next time I make these and let you know what she thinks.
Love making pizza balls? Check out these recipes:
Easy Pepperoni Rolls
Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza Balls
Sausage Pizza Balls
I love baking cakes and all sorts of sweets, but I love Mac and cheese too. Is there a chance you can freeze the dough? Also, can you cook these in a rice cooker or slow cooker? Just wondering. Thanks.
I love this idea! Kinda like a Mac and cheese dumpling doncha think?
Absolute genius! A new way to use up all those little bits of left-over meat and veg lurking in the fridge. Thanks – the possibilities are endless!
Can you freeze these once prepared?
Sorry, I’ve never tried freezing them. I don’t think Pillsbury dough does very well in the freezer. If you are going to freeze them, I would suggest using a bread dough instead.
I LOVE mac & cheese! This sounds like a great recipe. I usually serve my fried mac & cheese with a creamy tomato dipping sauce(a knock off of a local restaurant). Can’t wait to try these!
Thanks Regina! I’ve never tried making fried mac & cheese, but it’s on my to do list!
I haven’t tried them yet, but maybe a dipping sauce (or choices of dipping sauces) instead of putting the sauce inside…
Barbara from The Big Giant Food Basket says
This looks like a fabulous recipe…my 8 year old son…aka the king of mac n’ cheese would love these. Thank you so much for sharing…have a wonderful weekend!
April Hasenei says
Maybe some Alfredo sauce would be better and keep with the cheese theme than the creamy tomato… definitely making these for my Mac n cheese loving 17 year old daughter… thanks
Very true! I’ve tried using various kinds of fillings in biscuits and have noticed that you have to be really careful not to have too much moisture inside or they won’t cook all the way. So, just use a little sauce if you decided to try it. And I would love to hear if it works so come back and share!
Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust says
OH MY GOD. Tonia! These are fantastic!
Thanks Dorothy! My son sure thinks so!
Stephanie@Henry Happened says
this looks divine! I haven’t tried mac and cheese pizza, but I imagine it has to be pretty good!
Jocelyn @BruCrew Life says
My kids love mac and cheese pizza! I have some biscuits and leftover mac n cheese in the refrigerator right now…I know what I’m doing with it now!!!!
Alright! They will think it is cool!
How funny I repined this earlier today and didn’t even notice it was one of your recipes! Of course you had me at mac n’ cheese!
I have never thought of putting mac and cheese into a biscuit- sounds great!
Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie says
Carbs and cheese covered in more carbs? Sign me up.