First time Mac and Cheese

Discussion in 'Side Items' started by driedstick, Jun 24, 2016.

  1. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    So I have not been doing much lately,,, Imagine that!!! LOL I thought this would be fast enough after work last night so I gave it a try 

    It came out great,, I followed @Tumbleweed  post http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/232594/no-boil-smoked-mac-cheese

    Thanks TW!! 

    I was doing great till company showed up and I did not stir, and i could have taken it out a little sooner,, was a little dry but not bad. 

    3 cups uncooked macaroni

    1 stick butter

    12 oz shredded cheddar (I used Mexi blend) 

    4 oz shredded mozzarella

    4 cups milk

    salt & pepper to taste







    Next time I think I will add some shredded rotissori chicken to it.

    This was the reason I did not stir and she was worth every moment of it,,, just 4 months old and getting so big,, first grandkid


    Sister in white, wife in middle and brother in law, on right,,, Little ones mom went shopping for a while and we got to watch and play with her,,, 

    DS
     
  2. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    DS Congrats on the 1st Grandchild,even when you catch up to me its still exciting seeing them. Mac & Cheese is always a big hit around my house.

    Richie Points for pulling it off last minute.

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  3. idahopz

    idahopz Smoking Fanatic

    Oh man, that pic of the browned mac and cheese has me droolin'!

    Adding the chicken is a good idea too - takes it from being a side to the main show - would just about be a dinner in a single dish

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  4. smokeymose

    smokeymose Master of the Pit

    Doesn't look dry to me! Just give me a spoon & I'll put the hurts on that mac n cheese 😀
    Lovely little girl. Don't blink. You'll open your eyes and she'll be 6.
    Dan
     
  5. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks good to me DS! That's one of my sous chefs favorite meals to make.
     
  6. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Tasty looking Mac and cheese!
     
  7. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks everyone,,, Had left overs last night and I think it was even better 

    DS 
     
  8. Looks SO YUMMY!!!!! Gonna have to steal that recipe!

    Would also be good with crumble Bacon and Jalapenos too![​IMG]
     
  9. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Awesome DS, I could take a plate of that bout now ! Thumbs Up
     
  10. boog22

    boog22 Newbie

    I just made this recipe today. Any tips on getting it a little creamier? It was good but it had a rough texture to it.
     
  11. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I was thinking about velveta cheese,, or maybe half and half instead of milk,,,, 

    DS
     
  12. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Velveta does the trick.
     
  13. idahopz

    idahopz Smoking Fanatic

    Ditto that - I also add a bit of sour cream to give it a silky texture plus an extra zip to the flavor.
     
  14. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks guys,,, I will have to give it a try this next time around,,, SWMBO loved it and so did the youngest son. 

    DS
     
     
  15. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I can see you would be proud of your granchild! Very cute. The mac and cheese looks good.

    Disco
     
  16. bummed

    bummed Smoke Blower

    That really looks amazing, thanks for the pics and recipe!
     
  17. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I can see you would be proud of your granchild! Very cute. The mac and cheese looks good.

    Disco
     
  18. sqwib

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks awesome.... I really love seeing folks hang out...
     
  19. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks everyone,,, yep good company, good food 

    DS
     
  20. yat-yas

    yat-yas Newbie

    I am thinking of making some for a family reunion. It would be the first time for me to try this and I have heard it's good.
    What wood is suggested for smoked Mac and cheese?
    I might just use your recipe driedstick. Sounds easy enough.
    And how long roughly does it take to smoke?
     

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