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Mac & Cheese Phyllo Footballs

Total Time: 40 MIN Makes: 18 appetizers
Prep Time: 20 MIN Cook Time: 20 MIN

Searching for a fun football party appetizer that kids and adults will both like? Try these Mac and Cheese Phyllo Footballs.

  • 12 sheets Athens® Phyllo Dough (9″ x 14″), thawed
  • 1 box (12 ounce) frozen macaroni & cheese, defrosted
  • 1/3 cup bacon pieces
  • 1/2 tablespoon Sriracha sauce
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • Cooking spray
  • 4 slices American cheese


Thaw one roll of phyllo, following thawing instructions on package. Preheat oven to 350⁰F.

In a medium bowl, thoroughly combine the macaroni & cheese, bacon pieces, Sriracha and sour cream.

Open the phyllo and cover the sheets with plastic wrap, then a damp towel to prevent drying out. Place one sheet of phyllo on cutting surface and coat lightly with cooking spray. Lay another sheet of phyllo on top. Cut the dough into thirds lengthwise creating 3 strips each 3” x 14”. Place one tablespoon of filling about 1 inch from corner of each strip. Fold one corner of phyllo diagonally across to opposite edge to form a triangle. Continue to fold triangle onto itself. Coat the triangles lightly with cooking spray to produce a golden brown color when baked.

Place triangles seam side down on ungreased cookie sheet at least 1 inch apart. Repeat until the filling is used up. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.

While footballs are baking, cut thin strips of American cheese (1 long and 4 short) to represent the laces. Place the laces on the footballs as soon as they come out of the oven so that they will slightly melt. Serve warm.


Amount per serving: Calories 90, Calories from Fat – 50, Total Fat – 6g, Saturated fat – 2g, Trans Fat – 0g, Cholesterol – 10mg, Sodium – 180 mg, Dietary Fiber – 3g, Sugars – 1g, Protein – 3g