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. Some people add jalapenos, bacon, and even pepperoni!

Everyone has a special twist on the recipe!

Well we here is the best variation you’ll have ever see, my SMOKED MAC AND CHEESE recipe!

It is the best mac and cheese recipe you will ever try, it has four types of smoked cheese as well as bacon fat! Check out the recipe for it below

grilled mac n cheese

What You’ll Need for Smoked Mac and Cheese

  • Flour
  • Butter
  • Mustard powder
  • Cream cheese (if you have time, try smoking your cream cheese first)
  • 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.

grilled mac n cheese

Smoked Mac and Cheese

William
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 Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American, Barbecue, bbq, grill
Servings 6 servings
Calories 701 kcal

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.
Keyword bbq side, grilled cheese, mac and cheese, side, sides


Love Smoked Cheese?

Not only can you smoke mac and cheese you can smoke a block of your favorite cheddar, parmesan, or Roquefort, come. if you wondering does smoked cheese need to be refrigerated, the answer is yes. It can also be frozen but its best to vacuum seal for that

Some Welcome Additions

You don’t just have to add different varieties of cheese to this. We love adding in jalapenos, bacon, leftover tri-tip, green onions, roasted tomatoes, and even mushrooms.

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! If you love cheese you can also try this smoked cream cheese its a perfect appetizer for a cookout.

Smoke On!

Charlie

Author: Charlie Reeves
Hi, I’m Charlie, I have been meat-smoking and grilling for the past 15 years. I have an array of different smokers, thermometers, and have a love for finding the right wood and charcoal combo My favourite recipes are my EXTRA CRISPY smoked pork belly, juicy pulled pork, smoked brisket, duck poppers, and ANY SEAFOOD I grill).

I loves sharing his tips with beginners, helping them navigate the world of smoking. I find it’s not just about cooking; it’s a quest for that perfect smoky flavor.

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 recipes with you!

You can read more about me on our About Us page.

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