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Wooden spoon scoopin Smoked Mac and Cheese
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Smoked Mac and Cheese

It's prepared on an electric smoker for a creamy homemade mac and cheese that's flavored with smoke.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Smoked Mac and Cheese
Servings: 8
Calories: 428.36kcal
Author: Julie Evink

Ingredients

  • 16 oz uncooked elbow macaroni noodles
  • 2 c. water
  • 2 c. whole milk
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 c. sharp cheddar cheese shredded
  • 2 c. mozzarella cheese shredded

Instructions

  • Preheat your smoker to 225 degrees F according to manufacturer's directions
  • Pour noodles, water, milk and cream into skillet. Cook, stirring regularly, until the noodles are just starting to be tender, a little before they are al dente, about 7-8 minutes. Do NOT cook the noodles fully through as we will bake them next.
  • Turn off the heat and carefully stir in the garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Next, add the shredded cheeses and mix until combined and completely melted.
  • Place the mac and cheese in the smoker and smoke for 30 minutes. Serve immediately.

Notes

  • Use a cast iron skillet when you make this. It goes from the stove top to the smoker with an hassle.
  • Smoke at a low heat so you noodles don't dry out.
  • Start by smoking it 30 minutes, if you want more of a smoked taste smoke it up to 2 hours.  Your noodles will dry out more the longer it smokes because the liquid is soaked up as it bakes in the smoker.
  • Make sure to grab a block of cheese and shred it yourself. Don't be the pre-shredded cheese. It does not melt as well and you want the creamiest mac and cheese!
  • When picking wood chips choose a mild wood flavor like cherry, apple, maple or pecan.
  • Add a little hot sauce to kick it up a notch.
  • Switch up the cheese for your favorites. Want a little more spice? Use some pepper jack cheese!
  • Sprinkle a little sweet and smokey rub in for a delicious flavor twist.
  • Add in your favorite flavors. We love to add in some jalapenos, bacon, brisket, lobster, pulled pork, chicken and more!
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container the fridge for 3-4 days.

Nutrition

Calories: 428.36kcal | Carbohydrates: 45.13g | Protein: 21.67g | Fat: 17.47g | Saturated Fat: 10.37g | Cholesterol: 54.83mg | Sodium: 663.13mg | Potassium: 220.14mg | Fiber: 1.88g | Sugar: 3.5g | Vitamin A: 521.75IU | Calcium: 394.27mg | Iron: 1.05mg