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Crush Recipe: Venison Mac and Cheese Balls

That's right … venison and mac and cheese, all balled up into the ideal, bite-sized party appetizer!

Venison Mac and Cheese Balls

These fried venison macaroni and cheese balls make a great appetizer. (Shutterstock photo)

Print Recipe

Yield: 20 venison mac and cheese balls
Prep time: 45 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes


  • 4 cups mac and cheese (favorite recipe, out of the box, leftovers, whatever you choose!)
  • 2 cups grilled and cubed venison tenderloin
  • 1 ½ cups breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • Vegetable oil (for frying)


  1. Combine cooked mac and cheese and cubed venison, and then refrigerate for at least 8 hours.
  2. Shape into small balls (bite-size) and lay on a baking sheet that has been lined with parchment paper. Cover with plastic wrap and freeze overnight or at least 8 hours.
  3. After 8 hours, remove mac and cheese balls from the freezer.
  4. In a bowl, combine egg and milk.
  5. Dip a ball into the egg and milk mixture, and then coat with breadcrumbs. Repeat.
  6. Fry the balls in a small saucepan filled with vegetable oil until golden brown.
venison mac and cheese ball
Fried venison mac and cheese ball on a toothpick. (Photo courtesy of Shaun Davies)

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