Smoked Mac and Cheese (Take This Classic to The NEXT LEVEL)

Mac and cheese is a classic. We all love it, that oozy gooey cheese mixed with delicious pasta is irresistible.

There are dozens of variations on it, some people add jalapenos, bacon, and even pepperoni! Everyone has a special twist on the recipe!

Well, Pitmaster William has the best variation we have ever seen, SMOKED MAC AND CHEESE!

It is the best mac and cheese you will ever try, it has 4 types of smoked cheese as well as bacon fat! Find out how he does it!

grilled mac n cheese

What You’ll Need for Smoked Mac and Cheese

  • Flour
  • Butter
  • Mustard powder
  • Cream cheese
  • Smoked cheddar cheese
  • Smoked Gouda,
  • Smoked Parmesan
  • Maceroni

Step 1. Prep Your Macaroni

You prep the noodles to almost halfway done. Put about half a cup of water from the noodles aside and strain them.

Step 2: Combine Flour and Cheese

Combine flour, butter, mustard powder, cream cheese in a saucepan. Heat and stir, in the cream cheese. Then slowly add in all the smoked cheddar. Then once that is melted add in the Gouda and parmesan and mix until all melted and combined

Step 3: Fry off Your Bacon

Fry off the bacon and keep the bacon fat. Once cooled diced the bacon

Step 4: Combine Mac and Cheese

Then put water (you can use milk here if you prefer) and half-cooked noodles into a cast-iron skillet. Add the content from the saucepan to the noodles. Add in the bacon and pour the bacon fat over the top

macaroni and cheese on the grill

Step 5: Place The Mac and Cheese in the Smoker

Add in smake sure your smoker is set to 225°F. Place skillet inside for about 45 mins to 1 hour.

Smoked Mac and Cheese

Gooey and cheese, this smoked mac and cheese is one of the best sides, you'll ever have at cookout, wedding or ANY event!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American, Barbecue, bbq, grill
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 701kcal
Author: William
Cost: 12

Equipment

  • Smoker

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 tbsp mustard powder
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 3 cups smoked cheddar cheese
  • 1.5 cup smoked Gouda
  • 1.5 cup smoked Parmesan
  • 1 box macaroni noodles

Instructions

  • You prep the noodles to almost half way done. Put about half a cup of water from the noodles aside and strain them.
  • Combine flour, butter, mustard powder, cream cheese in a saucepan. Heat and stir,in the cream cheese. Then slowly add in all the smoked cheddar. Then once that is melted added in the Gouda and parmesan slowly into the mix until all melted and combined
  • Fry off the bacon and keep the bacon fat. Once cooled diced the bacon
  • Then put water and half cooked noodles into a cast iron skillet. Add the content from the saucepan to the noodles. Add in the bacon and pour the bacon fat over the top
  • Add in smake sure your smoker is set to 225°F. Place skillet inside for about 45 mins to 1 hour.


Williams smoked mac and cheese is a family favorite. It is also the first thing to run out at a cookout. Both adults and kids go wild for it!

Smoke On!

Charlie

Author: Charlie Reeves
Hi, I’m Charlie, I am head taste tester at Simply Meat Smoking! I love it grilling, smoking, and getting out in the yard with the kids! The family also love to test all my recipes (especially my EXTRA CRISPY pulled pork, smoky pork loin, and ANY SEAFOOD I grill)

You will usually find me playing with the kids, perfecting my brisket bark, or sipping beers with boys around the fire. Can’t wait to share all my delicious smoking and grilling adventures with you!

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