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post #1 of 13
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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 - http://serendipityandspice.com/tarabelles-mac-and-cheese-recipe-with-no-milk/

 

Ingredients
  • 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
 
Instructions
  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.

 

      

post #2 of 13

Looks good & so does the asparagus  thumb1.gif  Nice little smoke  :smile: 

post #3 of 13
You would be ny friend if you served that to me. Thanks for the recipe.

Disco
post #4 of 13
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Originally Posted by Smoking B View Post
 

Looks good & so does the asparagus  thumb1.gif  Nice little smoke  :smile:

 

Thanks B! It was really good and went great with the chicken.

 

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Originally Posted by Disco View Post

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

Disco

 

Disco, I would make it for you if you weren't so far away! lol.

post #5 of 13
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Originally Posted by texasgal81 View Post

 

Disco, I would make it for you if you weren't so far away! lol.

Well, that answer makes you a friend anyway.

post #6 of 13

Here was my smoked mac...

 

 

post #7 of 13
Thread Starter 
Looks good Joopster!
post #8 of 13
Tasty lookin meal, great job !! icon14.gif
post #9 of 13
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Originally Posted by WaterinHoleBrew View Post

Tasty lookin meal, great job !! icon14.gif

 

Thank you!

post #10 of 13
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Originally Posted by texasgal81 View Post
 

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 - http://serendipityandspice.com/tarabelles-mac-and-cheese-recipe-with-no-milk/

 

Ingredients
  • 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
 
Instructions
  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.

 

      

Whoo Chee Momma that looks good!

post #11 of 13

nice!

post #12 of 13
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Originally Posted by BDSkelly View Post

Whoo Chee Momma that looks good!

And it was! The smoke just adds to the greatness of Mac & cheese. Put it on your to-do list. drool.gif
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Originally Posted by beeflover View Post

nice!

Thanks!
post #13 of 13

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

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