This Baked Mac ‘n’ Cheese with Chicken Meatballs recipe combines the comfort of creamy, cheesy pasta with savory chicken meatballs. It’s a hearty and satisfying dish that’s perfect for a family dinner or a cozy night in.


For the Chicken Meatballs:

  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1/4 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

For the Mac & Cheese:

  • 8 ounces elbow macaroni (or any pasta of your choice)
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional: 1/2 teaspoon paprika or mustard powder for extra flavor


  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Start by making the meatballs: In a large bowl, combine ground chicken, breadcrumbs, grated Parmesan, egg, minced garlic, dried oregano, salt, and pepper. Mix until well combined.
  3. Form the mixture into small meatballs, about 1 inch in diameter.
  4. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the meatballs and cook until browned on all sides and cooked through. Set aside.
  5. Cook the macaroni according to the package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  6. In the same pot, melt the butter over medium heat. Stir in the flour and cook for 1-2 minutes to form a roux.
  7. Gradually whisk in the milk, ensuring there are no lumps. Continue cooking, stirring constantly, until the sauce thickens.
  8. Remove the pot from the heat. Stir in the cheddar and mozzarella cheese until melted and smooth. Season with salt, pepper, and optional paprika or mustard powder.
  9. Add the cooked macaroni to the cheese sauce, stirring to coat the pasta evenly.
  10. Transfer half of the mac and cheese to a baking dish. Place the chicken meatballs evenly over the top, then cover with the remaining mac and cheese.
  11. Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and bubbly.
  12. Let the baked mac ‘n’ cheese cool for a few minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

  • Calories: 600-700
  • Fat: 35-40g
  • Carbohydrates: 40-50g
  • Protein: 35-40g

Prep and Cooking Time

  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 45-50 minutes


  • Serves: 4-6

Baked Mac ‘n’ Cheese with Chicken Meatballs is a delicious twist on two classic dishes. The creamy, cheesy pasta pairs wonderfully with the flavorful chicken meatballs, making it a filling and comforting meal. Perfect for a family dinner or when you’re craving something indulgent!

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