Smoked Mac & Cheese (no milk) - with pics

Discussion in 'Side Items' started by texasgal81, Apr 1, 2014.

  1. I usually smoke some chickens every few weeks or so and Sunday I decided to thrown on the bacon wrapped asparagus I've made before and searched around for a mac & cheese recipe to smoke too. The big problem was that I didn't have any milk and couldn't leave the chickens smoking on my apartment patio and go get some. I finally found a really good recipe that uses no milk and changed it up a bit for my tastes.

    Here's the original recipe if anyone is interested -

    • 2 cups elbow macaroni (I used shells since that's what I had)
    • 3 cups water
    • 1 TBS butter
    • 2 cups shredded cheese (used fiesta mix & sharp cheddar)
    • 8oz package of cream cheese
    1. Cook the macaroni in water until done.
    2. Drain macaroni and set to the side.
    3. Melt butter in sauce pan.
    4. Add cream cheese and cook low till melted- be careful not to burn.
    5. Add in shredded cheese and macaroni.
    6. Stir vigorously until all cheese is melted together and well mixed.

    ***MY CHANGES***  The recipe above is pretty plain, so I kicked it up by adding crumbed bacon that I fried up, about 4 oz of diced green chiles, 2 TBS of diced jalapenos, 1 tsp group mustard, garlic powder, salt, and pepper to taste. Then topped with more cheese and panko bread crumbs. This makes a small square pan so you can double it up for a cake sized pan (9"x13").

    I smoked it on 250 for about 30 minutes using hickory and pecan that I always used. It was a little smoky for me, but still good. I think I'll cut back on the actual smoke time next time though. When it was done on the smoker, I put in on broil in the oven for a few minutes to brown up the top a bit.

    Last edited: Apr 1, 2014
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  2. Looks good & so does the asparagus  [​IMG]   Nice little smoke  [​IMG]  
  3. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You would be ny friend if you served that to me. Thanks for the recipe.

  4. Thanks B! It was really good and went great with the chicken.
    Disco, I would make it for you if you weren't so far away! lol.
  5. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Well, that answer makes you a friend anyway.
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  6. joopster

    joopster Smoking Fanatic

    Here was my smoked mac...

  7. Looks good Joopster!
  8. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Tasty lookin meal, great job !! Thumbs Up
  9. Thank you!
  10. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Whoo Chee Momma that looks good!
  11. beeflover

    beeflover Smoke Blower

  12. And it was! The smoke just adds to the greatness of Mac & cheese. Put it on your to-do list. :drool

  13. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Sorry I am late on this but that looks great, thanks - will have to try that asparagas wrap 

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