Smoked Dutch Oven Mac and Cheese

Discussion in 'General Dutch Oven Information' started by mitchetb, Nov 4, 2014.

  1. Trying again.  :)

     
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  2. forluvofsmoke

    forluvofsmoke Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Hmm...that looks tasty!!! Nice crusted cheese on top...ah, man...OK, care to share the recipe? I'd like to hit this one.

    Eric
     
  3. Smoked Dutch Oven Macaroni and Cheese

    Ingredients:

    1 lb. bacon

    1 lb. elbow noodles

    12 oz. shredded sharp cheddar cheese  

    5 oz. shredded parmesan (Sargento)

    8 oz. shredded 4 Italian cheeses (Sargento)

    1 stick of butter

    1 qt. milk

    Salt and pepper

    Olive oil

    Directions:

    1.       Cook, cool, and crumble bacon.   Set aside.

    2.       Boil noodles until just done (They will be cooking more in the oven).  

    3.       Coat Dutch oven with olive oil and line with parchment paper.

    4.       Build three layers: (divide ingredients) noodles, salt, pepper, butter, shredded cheese, bacon, “repeat”, ending with cheese on top.

    5.       Pour milk into Dutch oven.

    6.       Smoke uncovered at 225o for approximately 3 hours.
     
  4. forluvofsmoke

    forluvofsmoke Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Ah, with bacon...this sounds delicious...thanks for sharing!!!

    Eric
     
  5. lemmy

    lemmy Newbie

    Gracias for the recipe, amigo!
     
  6. atomicsmoke

    atomicsmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    The parchment paper being the non-stick layer? Part of the fun is scraping bits of cheese from the bottom of the DO.

    Must try the recipe...rarely see Mac and cheese without american "cheese".
     
  7. Yes, the DO is fairly new so I wanted to build up the seasoning a bit more before the cheese scraping fun.

    A lot of opportunity to make this one your own with your favorite cheeses and smoking wood.  I substituted the parmesan and 4 Italian cheese for Velveeta in the original recipe and added bacon from another recipe. I smoked with hickory for all three hours.  Next time I might use a milder smoke or not use smoke the entire 3 hour bake.

    Hard to go too wrong with this comfort food.
     

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