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My first Mac & Cheese

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 

Just wanted to say that this forum, and you guys are awesome. I'm still pretty new to smoking, but working on it.

I've been a M&C nut since I was a kid, and trust me that was many moons ago. So here goes!!

I found this recipe and figured that it couldn't hurt to try it.

This stuff was amazing!!

 

Four Cheese Mac & Cheese

 

What you'll need

1 (16 ounce) package of elbow macaroni

1/4 cup butter

1/4 cup, all purpose flower

3 cups milk

1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese - cut into large chunks

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon black pepper - I used a lot, Love pepper!

2 cups (8 oz.) Gouda cheese, shredded

2 cups (8oz.) Extra Sharp Cheddar, shredded

1 cup (4oz.) Parmesan cheese shredded               ( shred all cheese yourself from the block. Don't use the bag cheese. Much better!)

 

What to do

1. Cook pasta according to package directions, in a sauce pan, melt butter, and whisk flour in to the butter. Cook over medium heat for 2 minutes. Whisk in milk and bring to a boil. Cook for 5 minutes until thickened. Stir in cream cheese until mixture is smooth.

 

2. Combine 1 cup of Cheddar, 1 cup Gouda, Parmesan cheese, pasta, and cream sauce in a large bowl. Spoon in to a 11 x 9 1/2"  aluminum pan. Coated with non stick spray. Sprinkle top with remaining cheddar, and Gouda

 

3. Place in the smoker and cook 1 hr. at 225 deg. Use wood of your choice.

 

Thanks for letting me share this. I tried this one with mesquite. The mesquite was a little much for the family. So, the next night I did it with velveeta, I just laid the velveeta next to a cream cheese box, for measurement. Did not want to over do it.

 

Just added left over smoked elk kielbasa, and smoked with apple. The MRS. actually used the word (Heavenly):yahoo:

 

Thanks again for letting me share!!

 

Mike

post #2 of 7

Sounds good! any pics?

post #3 of 7
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post #4 of 7
Looks awesome!
post #5 of 7
Looks tasty!
post #6 of 7
that looks awesome... I should mention... When we post a recipe that was found ... ether a person or particular web site... we try to give credit to that person/website... was it from somebody here on the forums ??
post #7 of 7
Thread Starter 

http://www.mrfood.com/Pastas/Four-Cheese-Smoked-Mac-n-Cheese

 

My apologies. Credit needs to be, where credit is due!

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