Meatball Mac and Cheese with Whole Grain Macaroni and Cheese

Yield: 52 servings | Serving Size: 3 ounces [one #12 scoop] macaroni and cheese with 3 meatballs
Child Nutrition: 2 meat/meat alternate, 1/2 oz. eq. grain | HACCP Process III.

Meatball Mac and Cheese recipe


  • 32 ounces (4 cups) | Low-sodium barbecue sauce



Heat thawed Macaroni and Cheese using desired method to 165°F for 15 seconds.

CCP: Heat to 165°F for at least 15 seconds


Heat meatballs according to manufacturer's instruction.


Coat hot meatballs in barbecue sauce. Hold meatballs and macaroni and cheese warm until ready to portion.

CCP: Maintain hot food at 140°F or above


Portion 3 ounces (#12 scoop) macaroni and cheese into desired containers; top each with 3 meatballs.

Recipe Tips

Tip #1

Serve with whole grain roll and 1/2 cup vegetable of choice to make this a reimbursable meal.

Tip #2

This recipe can also be pre-portioned into microwave-safe containers and refrigerated for heat-at-home service. See our resource page for heating at home instructions for Macaroni and Cheese.

Nutritional Information

  • Serving Size3 ounces [one #12 scoop] macaroni and cheese with 3 meatballs
  • Calories235 calories
  • Fat 9 grams
  • Sat. Fat 3 grams
  • Trans Fat 0 grams
  • Cholesterol 39 milligrams
  • Sodium 686 milligrams
  • Carbohydrates 21 grams
  • Dietary Fiber 1 grams
  • Sugars 7 grams
  • Protein 16 grams
  • Vitamin A 385 IU
  • Vitamin C 0 milligrams
  • Calcium 209 milligrams
  • Iron 0.21 milligrams

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