Appetizer/Small Plates Entrées

Mac 'n' Cheese Tots

  • 2:36 TIME
  • 30 Portions
  • 360 calories



Stouffer's® Traditional Macaroni and Cheese 4 x 76 ounces, thawed76 oz
Breadcrumbs, Japanese-style (panko)7 oz
All-purpose flour5 cups
Pepper, ground1 Tbsp
Eggs, beaten8 3/4 cups
Breadcrumbs, Japanese-style (panko)3 qt
Ketchup2 1/2 cups
Minor's® Chipotle Flavor Concentrate 6 x 14.4 ounces1 Tbsp
Light brown sugar1 Tbsp



  1. Bake Macaroni and Cheese according to label. Set aside and cool to 100°F, approximately 40 minutes.
  2. In a large bowl combine Macaroni and Cheese with 7 oz breadcrumbs.
  3. Using a #24 (1 3/4 oz) scoop, portion 1 1/2 oz portions of macaroni mixture onto sheet pan.
  4. Form portioned macaroni into 1 1/2-inch x 1/2-inch cylinders, place onto a sheet pan lined with parchment paper, and into freezer for 40 minutes.
  5. In a medium bowl combine flour and pepper.
  6. Into separate containers, add eggs and remaining breadcrumbs for standard breading procedure.
  7. Bread all portions and refreeze completely, approximately 45 minutes.
  8. In a medium-size mixing bowl combine ketchup, chipotle flavor concentrate, and sugar; set aside and reserve for service.
  9. Deep-fry macaroni tots in small batches at 375°F, until golden brown and internal temperature has reached 165°F, approximately 5–6 minutes.
  10. Serve each order with 2 oz of chipotle-infused ketchup.


Nutritional Information

Average nutritional values per portion

UnitPer Serving
Energy360 kcal
Protein17 g
Fats, total12 g
Carbohydrate, total44 g
Sugars, total2 g
Fats, saturated4 g
Fiber, total dietary1 g
Sodium397 mg
Calcium137 mg
Cholesterol255 mg
Iron2 mg
Vitamin C0 mg
Vitamin D54 IU