Smoked Mac-n-Cheese, Pre-Boil

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Smoked Mac-n-Cheese, Pre-Boil
Another smoked mac-n-cheese recipe, this one is a Pre-Boil recipe where everything is prepped, combined and then cooked.
My other recipe is a No-Boil, no preparation, put everything in the pan and let it cook.
Link >>> Smoked Mac-n-Cheese, No-Boil

15oz = 6c Elbow/Conchiglie pasta, dried
2 sticks of butter, cut into 1T pats
4T flour
1.5 lb Sharp Cheddar, shredded
1.5 lb Colby Jack, shredded
6c Whole milk, heavy cream or buttermilk
1 large Sweet or Yellow onion, diced
4c French Fried Onions (FFO)

Pre-cook pasta for 5 minutes.
Make a light colored roux out of 4T of the butter and the 4T of flour.
Add in cheese/milk and remaining butter a little at a time till all is combined into a smooth cheese sauce.
Add salt to sauce until the flavor 'Pops!'
Combine pasta and cheese sauce, place into large Dutch oven or two 9x13 casserole dishes.

Crank the heat to 375°.
Total cooking time 2 hrs.
Top with FFO last .5 hr.

Serves 10-12 generous portions.




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Chile that looks great thanks for sharing another good recipe. LIKES
Looks Great! Hope you don't mind but I might use part of it as inspiration.
Here, we do a lot of what's called cheesie potatoes. I might use some rendered (smoked) fat on top as my smoker doesn't have upper/lower shelves. Either way, thanks for the idea!
Excellent looking Mac-n-cheese John. I can't believe that I've never made it on the smoker. That will change soon.

Point for sure
Just made this and added a couple chicken quarters worth of meat that I smoked with jeff's rub over pear wood with habanero peach glaze the other day. Looks and smells fantastic. Thanks for the recipe! Edit. Crap, I misread the flour and did 2.5 cups. Going to have to take it off way early and keep it low. Hopefully it won't dry up on me.
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actually and I don't know how but it turned out just fine. I just took it off a little early. Great reheated. Thanks for the recipe. Will do again with the right amount of flour. lol is reader supported and as an Amazon Associate, we may earn commissions from qualifying purchases.

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