If you are looking for a leftover idea for your vegan mac and cheese, then you must make these vegan fried mac and cheese balls! They are epically divine!
If you love vegan mac and cheese, then you are going to love these vegan fried mac and cheese balls.
Mac and cheese is one of the absolutely best side dishes, but often times there’s leftovers, especially if you think you need to double it and then end up with even more than you anticipated.
When there are big holidays, Thanksgiving and Christmas for example, and you make a lot of food, often times you are left with so much food. The first day or two, you may have a plate of leftovers, but after that you definitely don’t want to keep having the same thing over and over.
We get it and that’s why we have created this delicious leftover idea for vegan fried mac and cheese balls.
They are absolutely incredible and very easy to make.
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Frequently Asked Questions:
Does it matter what type of vegan mac and cheese I use?
Yes! It does. You want to use baked mac and cheese like in our vegan mac and cheese recipe.
This is because the mac and cheese sticks together.
If you happen to have a stove top version of vegan mac and cheese, then we suggest freezing it first.
Can I make this Top 8 Allergen Free?
Yes! We recommend using our vegan baked mac and cheese recipe in order to get the leftovers here. And with that you can make it top 8 allergen free by following the steps below.
To start, you want to use a gluten free pasta. We would recommend that you cook it a few minutes less on the stove.
For the vegan butter, ensure that it is soy free. We prefer earth balance soy free when it comes to this. It comes in a red tub.
Then, we have dairy free milk. We actually prefer oat milk for this because it’s creamier.
And then we have the vegan parmesan cheese. We are use Violife in this recipe, which does contain coconut oil, but no other allergens. If you have a coconut allergen, you can use Follow Your Heart parmesan.
We also have a vegan parmesan on our site that you can make with sunflower seeds; however, it doesn’t melt well which is why we recommend using one of the store bought brands.
Make sure if making the baked version that you pick a shredded dairy free cheese that is safe for your allergies.
Also, you can use gluten free breadcrumbs.
Hopefully that helps you create the perfect vegan macaroni and cheese that is suitable for your allergies.
Can you prep these vegan fried mac and cheese balls ahead?
Yes! These are great for 5-7 days. They are great just warmed in the microwave for a few minutes or if you want them crispy again you can pop them in an air fryer for a few minutes.
Can vegan fried mac and cheese balls be frozen?
Yes! You can make the recipe as directed and let cool completely. Then place on a wax lined baking sheet and flash freeze for 30 minutes. After that you can transfer to a freezer safe bag or container.
Can I double this recipe if I have more mac and cheese?
Of course you can! You may just need more batter. You can double or half depending on how much you have.
What other vegan leftover ideas could I make?
You can watch our vegan thanksgiving leftover ideas for 5 other ideas!
Pin these vegan fried mac and cheese balls for later:
Vegan Mac and Cheese
- 2 cups leftover vegan baked mac and cheese, cold
- oil for frying
- 1/2 cup ground flax
- 1 1/2 cups water
- In a bowl, mix together the wet ingredients. Set aside for 10 minutes.
- In a separate bowl, mix together the dry ingredients.
- Bring a large skillet filled with 3 inches of oil to 375 degrees F.
- After 10 minutes, use a small cookie scoop to get roughly 2 tbsp worth of cold macaroni and cheese. Press together into a ball shape.
- Dip in the wet ingredients.
- Roll around in the breadcrumb mixture.
- Once oil is to temp, drop a ball inside and cook for 1-2 minutes until golden brown on all sides. Remove and drain off excess oil. Place on paper towel lined plate.
- Repeat with remaining balls.
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